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Voters head to the polls in New York as the primary season
Incumbent democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo looks to hold off reports of a challenge from actress and progressive candidate Cynthia Nixon; Jacqui Heinrich.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo firmly defeated insurgents progressive Cynthia Nixon deny on Thursday the gubernatorial primary, to, far-left liberal victory, you have been looking for against the establishment Democrat.
And incumbent Kathy Hochul Jumaane Williams, another of the so – called “resistance” candidate in the race for Lieutenant Governor defeated. Hochul, a former Congresswoman from Buffalo, now moves to the November ballot as Cuomo’s running mate.
The day is rounded off with the key to the race, Cuomo-backed New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, 59, won a four-way Democratic primary for state attorney General, triumphantly, progressive law professor Zephyr Teachout.
Teachout had campaigned with Nixon against Cuomo, and promised to fight government corruption a priority. You had said that you would use “the law as a sword, not a shield” cracking down on President Trump.
Teachout had run unsuccessfully against Cuomo for Governor in 2014, calling for more than 30 percent of the vote, a surprisingly strong performance.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks, as he marked his primary-election ballot in the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco on Thursday.
The losses were looking for a one-two-three punch for the so-called “resistance” Democrats defy the polls — and better-financed opponent — to return to overturning the New York party establishment.
Nevertheless, there was some good news on the night for supporters of the democratic socialist U.S. House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Julia Salazar, a democratic socialist, whose campaign for a seat in the Senate was.overshadowed by a series of bizarre revelations about her past, crashes a 16-year incumbent, on Thursday, the primaries
And the evening could end up history. James, the first black woman to hold statewide elected office in New York, if she prevails in the General election for attorney general, could soon see that the President in court. New York several lawsuits against Trump policy and its non-profit Foundation has submitted.
Councilman Jumaane Williams, who is running for lieutenant governor.
The current Minister of justice, Barbara Underwood, was appointed in may, when Eric Schneiderman resigned after he was accused of acting physically abusive to women. Underwood declined to run for election.
The results to expect, on the whole, were mostly, even if this primary season showed, the moods that are almost the new normal. Williams, Lieutenant-General candidate, had allegedly faced significant financial difficulties, and was found guilty of obstruction of emergency vehicles, after he blocked an ambulance, an immigrants ‘ rights rally last month.
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Williams a ambulance to hinder was with his friend, an immigrant rights activist who had been informed, he would be imprisoned, and then fainted. Williams was also booked for blocking traffic outside the Trump Tower, the in the Wake of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme court.
Cuomo to answer a question at a debate last month, as Cynthia Nixon, she looks up.
The state is offered the gubernatorial race, the most of the celebrations in the evening. Nixon, a former “Sex and the City” co-star, was widely predicted to lose the race, because she insisted that polls underestimated their support. She had tried to mirror the success Ocasio-Cortez and benefit from a series of missteps Cuomo, who was roundly last month mocked said America “has never been so great.”
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With almost half of the districts reporting, though, Nixon was Cuomo by more than 30 percentage points — to put you more in line with the poor performance of Bernie Sanders’ son Levi in New Hampshire earlier this week.
Nixon had the endorsement of the Working families y (WFP), an influential, progressive third party in New York. She tried the Hand of the insurgent liberal candidate to join, have sent shock waves through the democratic political establishment by unseating party favorites before the November midterm elections.
The race had to dismiss presented bitter attacks, with Nixon, Cuomo is calling a “tyrant” and Cuomo’s campaign, you device as “out of joint.”
Zephyr Teachout at a debate last month among the Democratic candidates for attorney General.
Both Cuomo and Nixon sought to Outdo the choice. “Together, we can show the whole country that in the era of Donald Trump, of New York, to merge, and our nation, wrote the forward,” Nixon Wednesday afternoon in a last message to the Fans.
Cuomo, for his part, spent millions on ads to argue that he is the best qualified candidate, to push back against the White house. He also announced that the liberal achievements such as gun control, free, public tuition fees and a higher minimum wage.
Cuomo is the face of Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Green party candidate Howie Hawkins and former Syracuse mayor Stephanie miner, an independent, in the November General election.
In an unusual step, Cuomo a no-show at his own election night victory party and instead, his victory in the governor celebrated the ‘ s mansion in Albany.
Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Nicole, Darrah, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.