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Governor Andrew Cuomo wins New York primary race
Cuomo defeats Cynthia Nixon in the New York primary for the democratic gubernatorial elections.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday crack in New York the Democratic, socialist wave after he was comfortably parried to dismiss a Governor’s election primary challenge from actress and activist Cynthia Nixon — the movement as “not even a little wave.”
“This is a revolution,” he said to his victory, according to the New York Daily News. “This is a wave. On the numbers. Not on some of the Twitter-sphere dialogue, where I tweet and you tweet me and between the two of us, we think we have a wave. We are not even a small wave.”
As democratic socialists, knock off many years of establishment candidates throughout the country, Cuomo is a top-tier target for the democratic party of the left activist base.
But, accompanied by a fierce campaign war chest and back up, including Hillary Clinton and labor groups, Cuomo was able to see, from Nixon, in spite of their celebrity credentials as a former “Sex and the City” actress and her populist platform.
In the process, Cuomo announced that its advanced services to the minimum wage, gun control and same-sex marriage, but presents itself as one that to do could things. Nixon had claimed, he dove to the left to fend off their campaign, called it “The Cynthia effect.”
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In his comments to reporters on Friday, he saw himself as the pragmatic progressive, rather than a “pontificator.”
“A progressive Democrat, a Democrat in the state of New York, these are not ivory tower academics, these are not advocates, they are people who live in the abstract or theoretical,” he said, according to the Daily News.
“New York Democrats, are hard-working men and women, they are middle class, they’re working families, they have real problems and need real help in life, and you need no theoretical or abstract solutions, you need real solutions in your life.”
While an obvious jab at Nixon, Cuomo, a knock on the 25-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, beat Rep. Joe Crowley in a primary school in June. Ocasio-Cortez has to slide something like a national leader for progressive, left-wing politics, such as Medicare for all and the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“I’m not a socialist. I am 25 years old. I’m not a novice,” Cuomo said. “But I’m a progressive, and I have a progressive results.”
Nixon-campaign, but indicated that the race was less to do with the ideas and more about money.
“Can we maybe do if we outspent three-to-one or four-to-one, but not 10-or 20-to-have one,” Rebecca Katz, a top adviser to Nixon told The New York Times reported Cuomo is expected to be $25 million.
Cuomo face of the Republican Marc Molinaro and Independent of Stephanie Miller in the November election.
Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.