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The 8 O'Clock Hour, 11/07/12

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Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand won a landslide victory over Republican Wendy Long on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday night, Democrat Bill Owens survived one of the most costly and bitter political campaigns in North Country history. Jefferson County businessman Matt Doheny lost a second straight close election to Congressman Bill Owens.

NCPR's Martha Foley speaks with reporter Brian Mann about the election overall.

Republican Janet Duprey swept the 115th Assembly race last night, beating back Conservative challenger Karen Bisso and Democrat Tim Carpenter.

Democrats retained their supermajority in the New York Assembly, but it could be weeks until it's decided which party is going to control the state Senate.

Incumbent Republican state Senator Patty Ritchie easily won reelection in the 48th district. Long time Republican Assembly member Marc Butler won the newly drawn 118th district.

One of the most hotly contested local races in the North Country yesterday was in the Saranac Lake area, where two political veterans battled for the position for town of Harrietstown supervisor.

On Adirondack Attic: Andy Flynn visits the Adirondack Museum for a closer look at Native American artifacts. And Quilts of all sizes and designs are on display this month at the 26th annual Quilts Unlimited show in Old Forge.

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