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Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon splits NY voters

Cuomo NIxon Meet In Only Televised Primary Debate Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon splits NY voters
Stacy Diaz | 13 September, 2018, 20:55

Surveys show Cuomo is far ahead, but Nixon says the polls shouldn't be trusted.

The outcome of the Democratic primary that got underway Thursday will likely resonate around the nation, as it is a particularly high-profile example of the insurgent left-wing that is seeking to oust establishment incumbents who they say have failed to deliver on liberal promises.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close tonight at 9 p.m.

"Heads need to roll", said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who has endorsed Cuomo. [It's] lying about an individual.

What separates Nixon from Cuomo?

Councilman Mark Levine, another Cuomo supporter, warned the sleazy tactic could hurt the fight against true anti-Semites.

Cuomo's primary challenger, actress and progressive Cynthia Nixon, was out campaigning in the Bronx with congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Even one of the most vocal defenders of Israel's controversial West Bank settlements spoke up in Nixon's defense.

No matter who you vote for, Pehme said the most important thing to do is to go out and vote.

A mailer from the state Democratic Party that suggested that Nixon is anti-Semitic also backfired for Cuomo.

From left, Letitia James, Sean Patrick Maloney, Leecia Eve, and Zephyr Teachout at a debate on August 28 in Manhattan.

"Schwartz was very involved with the mailer and signed off on it", a source said, describing him as a "henchman" and "enforcer".

Ms. Teachout, who is campaigning while eight months pregnant and ran against Mr. Cuomo in the 2014 governor's primary, has scored endorsements from independent Vermont Sen.

Meanwhile, Nixon campaigned across the city.

Though both are supported by prospective gubernatorial candidates, they can win on their own, meaning they can still win the lieutenant governor race if the candidate who backed them doesn't win, which can create a "fascinating dynamic" and possibly "cause tension" in Albany, according to Pehme. "VOTE Thur. Sept. 13 for Gov. Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Hochul & Tish James".

The ballot includes more than those top-tier statewide races.

Several incumbents - The Bronx's Jeff Klein, Manhattan's Marisol Alcantara, Queens' Jose Peralta and Tony Avella, and Brooklyn's Jesse Hamilton - all face spirited challenges due to their membership in the Independent Democratic Conference. Felder has voted to keep Republicans in control of the state Senate to bring resources back to his majority-Jewish district; Dilan is being challenged by Julia Salazar, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who received glowing early coverage, then was buffeted by accusations that she had falsely let herself be portrayed as a working-class immigrant.