Spitzer promises to reform Albany after record-setting win

It was a historic sweep for the Democrats on the statewide ticket with Eliot Spitzer winning the gubernatorial race by a record-setting margin. Spitzer, the 47-year-old crusading attorney general, will

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2014, 6:59 PM

Updated 3,697 days ago

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It was a historic sweep for the Democrats on the statewide ticket with Eliot Spitzer winning the gubernatorial race by a record-setting margin.
Spitzer, the 47-year-old crusading attorney general, will be the state?s first Democratic governor in 12 years. He won with 69 percent of the vote over Republican challenger John Faso?s 29 percent. Spitzer won by the biggest landslide in New York State history. Spitzer is inheriting a long list of problems, from fixing Medicaid problems to education spending. Spitzer says on day one in office, that will all change.
Spitzer says he wants to legalize gay marriage in New York, reform Albany and revive the death penalty in certain cases. He also promised to lead the team of Democrats, who also won by a landslide. The election results mark the first time the party has held all statewide offices in more than six decades.
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