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

All eyes are on the Democratic gubernatorial race between incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon. In the final debates, Maloney and Eve - who has struggled to break out of single digits - have attacked Teachout for only recently passing the NY bar and for not rejecting "corporate" money in her 2016 run.

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.

Until quite recently, Cynthia Nixon was best known as the spiky red-headed companion of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City.

Cuomo also claimed to have no knowledge of the Democratic Party mailer that questioned Nixon's support for Jewish people - despite Cuomo's control of the party and a recent $2.5 million contribution to its campaign operations. "I would say it's unlikely, but upsets happen in sports and politics", Dawidziak said.

Thus far, Nixon has not taken full advantage of the opportunities she has had to point out the discrepancies between them, according to Dawidziak. 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!.

"Based on my experience as state chair, there is no way that a mailer was designed and then sent out and paid for without the explicit consent of Andrew Cuomo or one of his top lieutenants", Miner said.

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Her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, also endorsed Cuomo.

Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and former Hillary Clinton adviser Leecia Eve have all vowed to be a legal thorn in the Republican president's side. Cuomo came into office eight years ago promising to reform the state government.

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. "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.

"But no matter what happens, Donald Trump will have a headache", he said.

Another closely watched race is the four-way Democratic contest for attorney general.

Republicans already nominated Marcus Molinaro as their candidate for governor.

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