Governor Andrew Cuomo Defeats Cynthia Nixon in NY Democratic Primary

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo easily defeated progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon in Thursday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. Cuomo was widely expected to win, with a 41-point lead in the latest poll, and the AP called the race about a half hour after the polls closed. Cuomo currently has 66 percent of the vote to Nixon’s 34 percent, with 41 percent reporting.

Still, it appears Cuomo isn’t in a celebratory mood … or at least, he doesn’t feel like celebrating with the state Democratic Party, which heavily backed his campaign. Cuomo had been a bit press shy in recent days amid the controversy surrounding the false mailer accusing Nixon of ignoring anti-Semitism, which was sent by the state Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, Nixon made an odd move herself:

Nixon herself tweeted out a more traditional thank you to her supporters:

There’s a silver lining for Democrats unhappy with Thursday’s results: turnout was way up, which bodes well for November.

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