The win gives Gillibrand her first six-year term since replacing Hillary Clinton. She was in the unusual position of facing the voters twice in two years. In 2009, she was appointed by then-Governor David Paterson to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton, who became secretary of state. In 2010, Gillibrand won the right to complete the final two years of Clinton's term.
Gillibrand gave a somber acceptance speech Tuesday, focusing on the heavy toll Superstorm Sandy has taken on New Yorkers.