Gov. Cuomo Crushes Actress Cynthia Nixon In NY Democratic Primary

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After a bitter six-month battle, Gov. Cuomo Thursday easily beat back a primary challenge from his left flank from actress Cynthia Nixon.  With nearly 99% of election districts reporting as of midnight, Cuomo was ahead 64.4% to 33.9%.

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For the governor, who is seeking a third term, it was his toughest campaign since winning office in 2010 as it became another battle in New York and nationally between the energized progressive wing of the Democratic party and establishment Dems like Cuomo.

 

Cuomo will now face Republican Marc Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, in a race some predict will be less difficult given the state’s heavy Democratic enrollment.

Cuomo did not attend the state party’s victory celebration in Manhattan, preferring to watch the results with family and friends at the governor’s mansion in Albany.

 

His campaign did not put out a statement after the win.

 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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