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New York Democrats decide governor, attorney general races

New York Democrats decide governor, attorney general races”

"It's an exciting day that we've worked so hard for and we're seeing so much excitement - so much excitement, so much enthusiasm, so much momentum - in New York City, across the state", Nixon told reporters as she cast her vote.

Nixon was joined by Councilman Jumaane Williams, who is running for lieutenant governor, in Queens.

"Our politics need to reflect our world + with women speaking up every day about and against mistreatment (often at the most systemic and deeply entrenched levels), fighting tirelessly for a seat at the table, Cynthia Nixon & the incredible success of this campaign so far has proven that women's voices need to be lifted up & represented at every level of government, now more than ever", Dunham added.

The outcome of the Democratic primary that got underway Thursday will likely resonate around the nation, as it is a particularly high-profile example of the insurgent left-wing that is seeking to oust establishment incumbents who they say have failed to deliver on liberal promises.

His remarks followed a rally outside of City Hall where other Jewish officials and rabbis decried the mailer sent by the state Democratic Party, which linked Nixon - the mother of two Jewish children - to the growing scourge of anti-Semitism. Chuck Schumer, who also endorsed Cuomo. "This is a fight for the soul of the Democratic Party".

"I know the polls are not showing it but we are feeling such momentum, such momentum not just in New York City but across the state", said Nixon.

Gov. Cuomo has maintained a double digit lead over Nixon in the polls. 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.

But Nixon pointed to a slew of recent upsets ー Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andrew Gillum, and Ayanna Pressley ー that have fueled her optimism for Thursday's primary. "She was a fine actor, but not a great gubernatorial candidate", he said. "He controls the state committee", Nixon said. But sources said it was drafted and approved by his closest advisers, including former top aide Larry Schwartz.

Cuomo's campaign said the "inappropriate" mailer was "wrong" and should not have gone out.

While Cuomo has inveighed against President Donald Trump's policies repeatedly, the anti-Trump wave of progressive engagement has created a disconnect between Cuomo's record, which is fairly moderate, and the feisty attitude of the current Democratic base.



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