Big Bird was the unlikely star of last week's presidential debate. Now the 8-foot-tall "Sesame Street" regular is poised to be this year's breakout Halloween costume.
Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election Tuesday as governor of New York, the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s.
With just under a quarter of the vote in, Cuomo had 58 percent to Paladino's 37 percent. Third-party candidates split the remainder.