Nixon hopes for big upset as primary battle with Cuomo ends

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Nixon, who raises her two children Jewish, accused Cuomo of orchestrating the apparent smear campaign, which she called an "attack not only on my family, but on all New Yorkers". "And because I believed that he was a Democrat, the way he said he was".

In a contentious debate last month, Cuomo told Nixon to stop interrupting him, to which she responded: "Can you stop lying?" She could have brought up his failure to address gerrymandering, an issue that Cuomo ran on in 2010.

Describing herself as a "queer" woman, she has said she better reflects the party's diverse ranks than her straight, white, male opponent.

A campaign spokesperson said that Schwartz was reviewing campaign literature and did not flip the mailer over to see the "negative side" of it, only the other side promoting Cuomo as a friend of the Jewish community. He hosted a marquee event, headlined by Hillary Clinton, to mark the opening of a new bridge named for his father, former governor Mario Cuomo. "Nothing could be further from the truth", said Nixon.

"Cynthia Nixon did not have the money, didn't have the organization and never really caught on".

NY has a notoriously opaque voting system.

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On Tuesday the New York Post cast doubt on Cuomo's claimed ignorance, revealing that one of his top campaign aides was shopping a story about Nixon's Nixon's alleged support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement just a day before the mailer went out to 7,000 households.

"If he wins tomorrow, and if the margin is not as big as he wants, and if he doesn't get the lieutenant governor that he wants, he's not going to be a happy camper", Ms. Zaino said.

Cuomo has also battled with the state teacher's union after pushing for an evaluation system that was linked to student test scores during his first term.

That contest to be the state's chief law enforcement officer has come down to a three-way race between New York City Public Advocate Tish James, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and attorney Zephyr Teachout.

On Wednesday night, the Working Families Party, a progressive political party in NY that switched its allegiance from Cuomo in 2016 to Nixon in 2018, sent out an overview of the race that highlighted the policy changes Cuomo has adopted thanks to Nixon's primary, rather than predicting she'll win. Bernie Sanders and the editorial board of the New York Times, which said she is well prepared to serve as a firewall against the Trump administration and keep tabs on "a state government in which ethics can seem a mere inconvenience".

The victor will face Republican Marc Molinaro in the fall. "He's governed like a Republican".

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