The biggest winner among New York's elected officials last night wasn't even on the ballot.
Senator Chuck Schumer, despite being grounded for the stretch run by Hurricane Sandy, saw the Democrats keep control of the Senate, and possibly even gain seats, in an election that had been expected to threaten the party's majority.
Instead, the Class of 2006, who Schumer helped elect as head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and who he predicted would all hold their seats, appeared to have done just that, strengthening Schumer's hand in the Senate and guaranteeing him some close friends for any future leadership race.
Yesterday, Senator Chuck Schumer signaled his support for President Obama's plan to eliminate the Bush tax cuts for Americans who earn $250,000 and above.
But it's not what Schumer really wanted.