US Midterms 2014: New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo wins re-election, CNN projects

New York's Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo has won re-election, CNN projected, defeating Republican Rob Astorino in the solidly Democratic state. -- PHOTO: AFP
New York's Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo has won re-election, CNN projected, defeating Republican Rob Astorino in the solidly Democratic state. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - New York's Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo has won re-election, CNN projected, defeating Republican Rob Astorino in the solidly Democratic state.

Cuomo, 56, who was first elected in 2010 and has presidential aspirations, had been criticized by his Republican opponent on New York's Ebola preparedness. Last month the governor imposed a strict quarantine policy but then backed down and adopted a less severe one.