Cynthia Nixon faces off against Andrew Cuomo in NY primary election

Sheri SchwartzSep 14, 2018

"I didn't know about the mailer".

Nixon's alleged support of the BDS movement was one of three bullet points used in a pro-Cuomo mailer that was sent out less than a week before Thursday's Democratic primary.

Nixon mocked Cuomo's attempt to maintain a low profile as she campaigned with progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And for [Zephyr Teachout] and [Jumaane Williams]", she wrote on Instagram, "voted with my heart thanks to the women who took their time to talk to me about it. But she's invited to my next bbq/family gathering and if she's running for anything...

Cuomo is the son of famed former NY governor and almost-presidential candidate Mario Cuomo.

His tenure has been marked by a cloud of corruption in recent months.

"I would have never approved that mailer to go out had I seen it in its totality", he said.

And in July, Mr. Cuomo was dragged into ugly headlines after the architect of his six-year-old plan to revitalize upstate NY - dubbed "Buffalo Billion" - was convicted in a bid-rigging scheme involving state contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

"I am the mother of Jewish children", Nixon, who is raising her children Jewish, said in a statement late on Sunday.

Thus far, Nixon has not taken full advantage of the opportunities she has had to point out the discrepancies between them, according to Dawidziak.

"To break through, that requires a lot of money and organization", Michael Miller, professor of political science at Barnard College.

It's Primary Day in NY and polling sites opened at 6 a.m.

The 60-year-old governor spent much of the race touting his own liberal accomplishments such as same-sex marriage, gun control and paid family leave.

Her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, also endorsed Cuomo.

Cuomo rallied candidates and hundreds of other Democrats at an event inside Teamsters Local 456 union hall in Elmsford one day before the primary.

Cuomo has also racked up endorsements from a wide assortment of people including Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and, on Wednesday, the musician Nicki Minaj.

The charge is a familiar one among NY progressives, who fault Cuomo for the state's failure to pass its own DREAM Act, legislation to protect abortion rights and serious campaign finance revisions. The other candidates are Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and former Cuomo official Leecia Eve.

Another closely watched race is the four-way Democratic contest for attorney general. Mr. Sheinkopf said. "It is too close to call".

In 2014, Cuomo faced attorney Zephyr Teachout in the Democratic primary, a race similar to Thursday's in which Teachout attempted to unseat Cuomo from his left.

Should Cuomo win, he would be heavily favored against Republican Marc Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, in the November general election.

Related Articles:



« Previous article


Popular Pages

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet
Sunday . "We're just trying to plan for the future here, not having a house for an extended period of time", David Garrigus said. An intense wave, as well as heavy rains, will announce on Thursday on the coast of Las Carolinas, the arrival of Florence.

Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet
We've been using Mojave since it came out, and it's been rock-solid stable for us, especially in the more recent betas. We'll likely see a new hardware design, but it won't be too different, according to photos obtained by 9to5Mac.

New Video Shows Harvey Weinstein Inappropriately Touching Rape Accuser
She agrees, and told Sky that it felt safer than being alone in his office. "That's a little high", she says in the video. In a lawsuit filed in June, Thompson said Weinstein raped her that evening at a hotel.

Google is shutting down Inbox in March
The move consolidates Google's email users, meaning Google's support teams can prioritise updates over maintenance. Firefox users and users of other browsers could change the user agent of the web browser to access Inbox.

Pope Francis to Meet with US, World Catholic Leaders
Pope Francis addressed the recent sex abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church in some controversial remarks Tuesday in his homily.

Aaron Rodgers Has Knee Sprain, Skips Practice
Rodgers said , immediately following the game, that he was definitely going to play against Minnesota. The quarterback suffered a sprained knee in the win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

South Carolina declares emergency ahead of storm Florence
South Carolina's governor says residents should count on "a lot of wind and a lot of rain" from Hurricane Florence this week. Tropical Storm Florence is now projected to reach the United States East Coast by late in the week as a major hurricane.

IPhone Xs and Xs Max hands-on: The new normal
Many analysts have suggested that the XR will start at around £700 while the XS and XS Max will cost anywhere between £999-£1,200. Apple's new iPhone XS Max , the largest iPhone to date and one of the biggest in the market, has a 6.5-inch (16.5-cm) display .

Tennis umpires consider forming union, boycotting over Serena Williams drama
But, he said , "We recognize that the officials we use from around the world are very good at what they do". ". Open men's final, Adams said the fines are up to the discretion of the grand slam administrator, not the USTA.

Sen. Collins mum on Kavanaugh vote as pressure grows
Kavanaugh never made a substantive or procedural mistake, which is what his opponents on the committee were hoping to exploit. The pre-coordinated stunts from Democrats continued into the third day of the confirmation hearing on Thursday, when Sen.