Stewart-Cousins wins second Senate term

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Democratic Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins prevailed over GOP candidate John Murtagh in the 35th state Senate District race Tuesday.

Stewart-Cousins, the first-term senator from Yonkers, voted for herself at the Nepperhan Community Center and cast a ballot for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

"I hope obviously to benefit from a huge Democratic turnout,? Stewart-Cousins says. ?I hope also that people recognize the good work that I've been doing for these years.?

After 74 percent of the precincts reported, Stewart-Cousins pulled ahead with a decisive 60 percent to 40 percent win.

It was an uphill battle for Republican challenger John Murtagh, a Yonkers city councilman, who campaigned in the overwhelmingly Democratic 35th state Senate District.

?I wouldn't have gotten into this race if I didn't think I had a chance of taking this district,? Murtagh says.

Stewart-Cousins says she will continue to prioritize her work with schools and the tax burden.

Click to watch an interview with Andrea Stewart-Cousins

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