"You can not be a progressive if you can not deliver progress".
"I just think she has the right vision and the right morals to lead NY in a direction that it has not been going in for the past years with Cuomo", said Ian Greer, a 22-year-old fashion designer. "We make things happen".
The victor of the primary will face Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, an independent, in the November general election.
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She's a high-profile example of an insurgent left-wing trying to oust establishment incumbents.
Approved and paid for by the New York State Democratic Committee, the mailer accused Nixon of remaining "silent on the rise of anti-Semitism", and supporting BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), a worldwide movement to boycott Israeli goods and cultural exports.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defeated Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon Thuyrsday. But Nixon pointed to a slew of recent upsets ー Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andrew Gillum, and Ayanna Pressley ー that have fueled her optimism for Thursday's primary. "But for the most part the governor has done what he needs to do in this race". And he increasingly made the race about pushing back against the policies of Trump and other Republicans in Washington.
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.
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Nixon gained endorsements from a host of leftist groups, and joined a slate of fellow progressives including City Councilman Jumaane Williams, who challenged Cuomo's lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul, and law professor Zephyr Teachout, who ran for attorney general.
The race appeared to push Cuomo to the left on several issues: his administration moved toward legalizing recreational marijuana, and he signed an order allowing paroled felons to vote. During their only debate, Nixon didn't pull punches in calling Cuomo a "liar" and "corrupt". It did not always go smoothly: Cuomo drew fire for saying America "was never that great", in a fumbled attack on the president's slogan.
He invited Clinton to a celebratory opening of the final span of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson - only to keep the bridge closed after engineers warned that pieces from the old, largely disassembled Tappan Zee Bridge could hit the new structure.
A mailer from the state Democratic Party that suggested that Nixon is anti-Semitic also backfired for Cuomo.
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