Cynthia Nixon may call herself a "progressive" candidate running for NY governor, but it's her radical bagel order that's raising a few eyebrows. "So one of the most important issues to me is full funding more particularly more equitable funding for education which is something that I've been fighting for 17 years", said Nixon. However, he also added. he doesn't have a clue who she is.
But Nixon is betting that a spate of progressive wins in recent gubernatorial and House primaries, as well as her celebrity status, can help her snag the Democratic nomination in NY.
Cuomo, the son of a governor who married a daughter of Robert F Kennedy and had three children before they divorced, has traded hard on his own progressive record and outspent his competitor.
While it certainly seems that Nixon has Cuomo rattled, it appears he has little to worry about in Thursday's vote.
"I know the polls are not showing it but we are feeling such momentum, such momentum not just in New York City but across the state", said Nixon.
Should Cuomo win, he would be heavily favored against Republican Marc Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, in the November general election.
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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."
"If you hock the house on Cynthia Nixon you will be homeless on Friday", Mr. Sheinkopf said.
A Siena College Poll released on September 10 gives Cuomo supporters plenty of reasons to stay home. Party Chair Geoff Berman said that the mailer was a "mistake", but did not say who was responsible for the flier or whether that person was being fired.
Yet despite enthusiasm for Nixon in some quarters and on social media, Cuomo has held substantial leads against Nixon in the polls.
Political observers say that turnout is an overriding factor, but if damaging stories continue to come out about Cuomo, whether concerning the bridge, the mailer or other issues, "it's likely to affect at the margins the spread", said Levenson.
Meanwhile, Democrats Thursday decide between four candidates for attorney general: Leecia Eve, New York City Public Advocate Tish James, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Zephyr Teachout. James was the early front runner but Monday's Siena poll suggests she's now almost neck-and-neck with Maloney and Teachout.
Several competitive primaries for the state Legislature will also be decided, including some high-profile contests featuring challengers hoping to retire state senators who were former members in the Independent Democratic Conference, a now defunct faction that broke with mainline Democrats to support GOP control of the chamber.