By Dan Rivoli
Eric Schneiderman, the Upper West Sider and state senator, won the attorney general race last night, a bright spot in Upper West Side politics.
Schneiderman, who won a bruising five-way primary and tough general election, handily beat Republican Dan Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney. He will succeed Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo.
The latest tallies show that Schneiderman won with 55 percent of the vote, garnering more than 2.1 million votes to Donovan’s 1.7 million.
Here’s NBC New York‘s clip of Schneiderman’s victory speech:
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