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Adrian Cunningham | 13 September, 2018, 17:52

Cynthia Nixon may call herself a "progressive" candidate running for NY governor, but it's her radical bagel order that's raising a few eyebrows.

"With anti-Semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can't take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon, who won't stand strong for our Jewish communities", the mailer sent Saturday to some 7,000 Jewish households, said.

Cuomo's ticket is also in danger of being thwarted by insurgent candidates. Nixon called Cuomo a "bully" and a liar, while Cuomo's campaign has dismissed Nixon as "unhinged".

Primary season comes to an end with Thursday's elections in NY, battles between the state's Democratic Party leadership and an insurgency that wants immediate action on immigration, housing and health care. When those experts brainstormed a cat-centric reward scheme, she flew back to NY to meet the CEO of Brigade, who convinced her that the app had to be nonpartisan and, probably, involve trivia. The year was 1980 and Democratic presidential contender Ted Kennedy appeared on the ropes in his challenge against President Jimmy Carter.

"You can be an activist and be a productive elected official", Williams said.

"I believe Cynthia will wake up every day thinking about the families of NY state and putting them first".

A similar dynamic could repeat itself in 2018.

I have no idea who this brilliant lady is...

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A Siena College Poll released on September 10 gives Cuomo supporters plenty of reasons to stay home. The challengers in the latter three races have been endorsed by Sen. "That's why we play the game and why we have elections". The New York Times then reported that the Cuomo camp offered sweeteners to contractors to get the bridge open on time.

Despite the attempts to to have the Post publish the accusation, which is central to the Democratic Party mailer that targeted 7,000 households, Cuomo has vehemently denied he knew about the mailer.

It says Nixon opposes Jewish school funding, supports boycotts of Israel and is silent on rising antisemitism. Supporters rallied to Nixon's defense by pointing to the shoddy basis of the mailer's accusations and the fact that Nixon - who is not herself Jewish - is raising two Jewish sons from a previous relationship.

Yet despite enthusiasm for Nixon in some quarters and on social media, Cuomo has held substantial leads against Nixon in the polls.

As for Nixon, honestly, she probably has a pretty advanced palate, so I trust her judgement. "Sometimes primary voting is all about sending a message", Cunningham added. Cuomo believes this will strengthen our democracy. Meanwhile, corruption in Albany and voters' frustration with it have not subsided. Rep. Sean Maloney (D) and Verizon Vice President Leecia Eve jumped into the race, with Maloney transferring money from his congressional campaign to run TV ads that pushed him into a tie with James. By now, his failure to do so creates a liability among voters on the left.

"If you hock the house on Cynthia Nixon you will be homeless on Friday", Mr. Sheinkopf said. A Quinnipiac University poll similarly found Cuomo with a 36-point lead. "Civic engagement is important, midterms are important, and I think it would be very helpful if a little balance was restored to our current government".

MORE: Cuomo-Nixon Didn't Disappoint, But Has Anything Changed? And progressives may not be as powerful in a statewide primary as in certain districts. "But for the most part the governor has done what he needs to do in this race". The question remains whether that wave will be enough to carry Nixon to victory. "It might be closer than he prefers, or the polls could be right for a change, but usually when they have spreads this big, things collapse down", Cunningham said.