Cuomo supporters expecting victory in primary
September 13, 2018 06:33 PM
The New York State Democratic Committee will host their party for Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Ainsworth in midtown Manhattan at 45 East 33rd Street. It’s set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
The governor hopped around to various "Get out the Vote" rallies, though his attendance was not formally announced to the media. This was a likely calculated move by his campaign to avoid having to answer reporter questions about a mailer sent around last weekend questioning his opponent, Cynthia Nixon's support for Jewish people.
The governor admitted the mailer was a mistake, but said he didn't do it or believe in it and it was a "campaign worker" who created it unbeknownst to him.
All throughout the governor’s campaign, he rarely acknowledged Nixon's presence, even at their debate at Hofstra University, Cuomo's main issue was with President Trump.
Mr. Cuomo has been endorsed by Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and the New York Times Editorial Board. He's running on a platform that includes tough gun-control measures, legalizing same-sex marriage, raising the minimum wage to $15, paid family leave and a tuition-free plan for state colleges.
There was also the recent opening of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, a one-time and on budget project costing just under $4 billion, which had to be delayed because of concerns that the old structure had destabilized and could be endangering the new bridge.
Critics say Cuomo tried to rush the opening before the primary, but he denies those claims. Now, the bridge is open for business.
NewsChannel 13 will have all the results of the primary on WNYT.com, NewsChannel 13 Live at 10 on My 4 and NewsChannel 13 Live at 11.
Karen Tararache & WNYT Staff
Updated: September 13, 2018 06:33 PM
Created: September 13, 2018 04:44 PM
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