Democratic voters in NY will decide on Thursday whether Governor Andrew Cuomo deserves a third term or should be replaced by actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, a first-time candidate mounting a challenge from the left.
"It is apples and oranges, and to disclose an off the record exchange that had been agreed to by the New York Post is a violation of journalistic ethics", Collins added.
"Washington is trying to take us in one direction, and NY is going in the opposite direction", he said this week at a Buffalo campaign stop. "But I love her and think if anyone is inclined voting Nixon is cool".
And in July, Mr. Cuomo was dragged into ugly headlines after the architect of his six-year-old plan to revitalize upstate NY - dubbed "Buffalo Billion" - was convicted in a bid-rigging scheme involving state contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
What separates Nixon from Cuomo?
"New Yorkers & all NYCHA residents its time to get JUSTICE", Minaj tweeted.
When confronted by a possibly horrified passerby, Nixon assured the witness that she knew what she was doing: "Yeah, sweet and salty, you're right."She also paints Cuomo as a moderate Democrat, if not one that leans toward Republican, Pehme said. "I would say it's unlikely, but upsets happen in sports and politics", Dawidziak said. "Nothing could be further from the truth", said Nixon. Maloney, one of just 12 Democrats who represents districts won in 2016 by Donald Trump, must abandon his House race if he becomes the nominee for attorney general. Cuomo came into office eight years ago promising to reform the state government. More news: Burt Reynolds remembered: Entertainers mourn one of their heroes
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While it certainly seems that Nixon has Cuomo rattled, it appears he has little to worry about in Thursday's vote. She could have brought up his failure to address gerrymandering, an issue that Cuomo ran on in 2010.
Cuomo's campaign said the "inappropriate" mailer was "wrong" and should not have gone out.
"The mailer was a mistake".
Cuomo's advocacy for same-sex marriage, gun control and other progressive causes might bolster him against Nixon. "The new voices that we've seen rising up in places around the country, it's a question whether they're a statewide force or just concentrated in some urban areas" Cunningham said.
Aside from the mailer, Cuomo also came under fire in the final days of the race for rushing to open up a new span of the Tappan Zee Bridge by offering "sweeteners" to the contractor, despite the fact that opening the new bridge could have been unsafe and led to traffic accidents, according to the New York Times.
But that does not mean that a 41-point lead is enough to give Cuomo the victory that he wants. Mr. Sheinkopf said. "It is too close to call".