Monday, 22 October, 2018

Cynthia Nixon makes final pitch to progressives in NY governor primary

CUOMO PULLS AHEAD: NY Governor Opens up MASSIVE 40 Point Lead over Cynthia Nixon Poll: Cuomo holds 41-point lead over Nixon in New York | TheHill
Deanna Wagner | 14 September, 2018, 06:37

The governor took a ceremonial ride over the new bridge on Friday.

Cuomo said the mailer was a "mistake" and "inappropriate", but he said he didn't have anything to do with it.

"I didn't know about the mailer, I heard about the mailer, I haven't seen the mailer", the governor said at a press conference. Nixon is campaigning hard to Cuomo's left, energized by a string of other insurgent wins in Democratic primaries elsewhere in the United States.

The mailer goes on to say that Nixon supports the "BDS" movement. "And that the decision of the bridge that Andrew Cuomo pushed through was based on a political calculation, on a great photo op for him, he thought, a week before Election Day".

In the ad, Nixon is cast alongside her campaign's top progressive allies, including lieutenant governor candidate Jumaane Williams, Zephyr Teachout, who is running for state attorney general after challenging Cuomo in 2014, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with whom Nixon exchanged endorsements in the days before the 28-year-old fellow first-time candidate defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in June. "As the largest infrastructure project in the nation, I think this project is of national significance". But he claims he knew nothing about the mailer and did not approve it.

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Nixon was outraged at the suggestion that she's anti-Semitic.

Berman added another tweet Sunday saying his party will send out a mailer for the Nixon campaign "of their choosing" to reconcile.

"I am the mother of Jewish children and I am very alarmed by the rise of anti-Semitism in this country and globally I am frightened for my children, I am frightened for my world", Nixon said. But during campaign stops in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo Monday, Cuomo focused on President Trump, and didn't mention Nixon once.

Cuomo continues to leads Nixon in all racial, age and gender categories, the poll found. Nixon, a longtime activist and former star of the TV show "Sex and the City", has aligned herself with progressive NY insurgents like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and describes herself as a democratic socialist.