Friday, 16 November, 2018

Cuomo-Nixon showdown in NY governor's race goes to voters

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I haven't seen the mailer", Cuomo said at an unrelated event in Manhattan."The way I've ran this campaign, it's been on the issues, it's been positive.

Cuomo, the son of a governor who married a daughter of Robert F Kennedy and had three children before they divorced, has traded hard on his own progressive record and outspent his competitor.

In an interview on Tuesday with the Time On Politics reporter Lisa Lerer, Nixon said of the mailer: "I thought it was disgusting and cynical and really surprising that Andrew Cuomo's New York State party would stoop to this kind of fear-mongering and lies".

Cuomo had far greater financial resources going into the matchup, and polls suggested he held a commanding lead before Thursday's primary. For example, if a person wanted to switch parties to be able to vote in Thursday's primaries, they needed to register by October 13, 2017, nearly a full year before the actual election.

The email included multiple excerpts of news reports from 2010, detailing how Nixon was part of a group of approximately 200 American celebrities, including many Jews, who signed a letter advocating a boycott by Israeli actors, directors and playwrights of a new theater in Ariel, one of the largest Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

"I voted for him eight years ago because I remembered his dad", Nixon said of the governor and his father, the popular late former Gov. Mario Cuomo, at a rally in Brooklyn on Saturday. NY also does not have early voting.

On Thursday afternoon, Cardi B publicly endorsed Nixon, urging fans to go out and vote for her via Instagram. The latter has garnered her perhaps the most traction.

Polls leading up to the election showed Cuomo with a commanding lead, which never dropped below 22% in any public surveys throughout the race.

"If you hock the house on Cynthia Nixon you will be homeless on Friday", Mr. Sheinkopf said.

Cuomo vastly outspent Nixon, who in the final weeks of the race spent nearly nothing on voter contact, according to the New York Times' Shane Goldmacher.

Cuomo agreed that a single-payer system works "in theory" and is the right idea "long term", but coming up with the money to fund that transition-$200 billion-would eclipse the current state budget-$170 billion. And progressives may not be as powerful in a statewide primary as in certain districts. But Sanders steered clear of the governor's race. Turnout is usually notoriously low but polling stations open at 6:00 am (1000 GMT) and close at 9:00pm.

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