Primary Day: What you need to know

Primary Day: What you need to know

Primary Day: What you need to know

New York Democrats are poised to decide who prevails in the long and sometimes nasty primary fight between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon.

She's a high-profile example of an insurgent left-wing trying to oust establishment incumbents.

Dunham also took to Twitter to show her support for Nixon, writing Tuesday that NY needs "a governor who will fight with us - on everything from passing universal healthcare to protecting reproductive rights and women's bodies".

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."

That contest to be the state's chief law enforcement officer has come down to a three-way race between New York City Public Advocate Tish James, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and attorney Zephyr Teachout.

The victor of the Democratic primary will face Republican Keith Wofford in the attorney general's race in the heavily blue state.

"We don't just believe it - we live by it", he told a rally in Buffalo on Tuesday.

Gov. Cuomo has maintained a double digit lead over Nixon in the polls.

She points to Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary victory over longtime Congressman and Queens party boss Joe Crowley as evidence that underdog challengers can defy the odds.

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While he seldom mentions her name, Cuomo has taken her seriously as a political threat. The King of the South has publicly co-signed the actress-turned-politician.

The race has featured bitter attacks.

She wants the two-term Cuomo, who has always been thought to have presidential ambitions, to re-establish his liberal bona fides for voters calling for change.

In addition, the New York Post published an email from a Cuomo campaign aide, who they chose to keep nameless, in which the aide pitches an article slamming Nixon for supporting the "insidious" BDS campaign.

The governor was mocked for saying America "was never that great" during remarks criticizing Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. It also states that Nixon is "against funding for yeshivas", supports "BDS, the racist, xenophobic campaign to boycott Israel" and has been "silent on the rise of anti-Semitism".

A campaign spokesperson said that Schwartz was reviewing campaign literature and did not flip the mailer over to see the "negative side" of it, only the other side promoting Cuomo as a friend of the Jewish community.

The victor takes on Republican Marc Molinaro in November.

It's possible that no matter who wins, both Cuomo and Nixon could appear on the November ballot anyway, thanks to third-party nominations.

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