Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Andrew Cuomo vs. Cynthia Nixon: The 3 key policy differences

Andrew Cuomo vs. Cynthia Nixon: The 3 key policy differences

But Ms. Nixon, who is gay, says polling doesn't capture hundreds of thousands of people who have registered to vote over the last two years, and she points to a recent mailer from Cuomo allies casting her as anti-Semitic as evidence the race is close.

BTW: My name is Cynthia, and I am going to be the next Governor of NY. "But she's invited to my next bbq/family gathering and if she's running for anything..."

Cuomo has the nomination of the Independence Party and the Women's Equality Party, while Nixon has been nominated by the Working Families Party - though she has said she will seek to remove her name if she doesn't beat Cuomo in the primary.

The planned opening of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo bridge to replace the old Tappan Zee Bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties was supposed to bolster Cuomo's image as a can-do governor, but a last-minute delay changed that narrative.

Cuomo also drew criticism for a mailer sent out by the state Democratic party linking Nixon to antisemitism and falsely accusing her of supporting a movement to boycott Israel. She also paints Cuomo as a moderate Democrat, if not one that leans toward Republican, Pehme said.

Cynthia Nixon is sticking by her controversial bagel order. "I just don't believe it", the city council speaker, Corey Johnson, said on Wednesday. "She was a fine actor, but not a great gubernatorial candidate", he said. Along with fellow rapper Despot, El-P is an investor in the well-reviewed New York Jewish deli Frankel's, which is helmed by a sibling duo that includes Alex Frankel of the DFA act Holy Ghost!.

Not only does he need to win big, but his lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, is facing a tight race.

"It is hard to go up against the Cuomo machine and it takes an enormous amount of bravery, but we are exhausted of the status Cuomo", she added. "The governor holds a lot more responsibility over the trains than he wants to admit", said Morgan Hargrove.

From left, Letitia James, Sean Patrick Maloney, Leecia Eve, and Zephyr Teachout at a debate on August 28 in Manhattan.

The nominating contest is the latest test for candidates from the party's energized left wing as Democrats seek to regain control of the U.S. Congress and bolster their ranks in state governments across the country in November 6 elections.

The victor takes on Republican Keith Wofford in the general election.

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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