Community bankers in New York and Texas are trying to sort out where they stand after well-known Democratic governors in each state were swept out of office by Republicans.

In New York State bankers' hopes are high following state Sen. George E. Pataki's stunning victory over incumbent Gov. Mario M. Cuomo. Meanwhile, Texans are concerned about the election of George W. Bush, a novice politician and part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team, who defeated banker ally Gov. Ann Richards.

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