Surprise, surprise. And by that I mean, no surprise.
The results are in. Andrew Cuomo has defeated his challenger, Cynthia Nixon in New York’s Democratic gubernatorial primary race. It’s a shame, ’cause she totally had T.I.’s vote, even though he had no idea who she was. Like, he was even considering inviting her to his next family BBQ!
I have no idea who this brilliant lady is…But she’s invited to my next bbq/family gathering and if she’s running for anything…ANYTHING I SAY..She’s got my vote!!!Right on to the Righteous Decent White People out there,using their privilege to make a difference!!!#USorELSE✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/lZkV7K1cIe
— T.I. (@Tip) September 10, 2018
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) September 14, 2018
Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated Cynthia Nixon, turning aside a challenge from the left that led to a bitterly contested New York primary https://t.co/TmfArZmhBY
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 14, 2018
Andrew Cuomo wins the Democratic nomination for Governor in NY.
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) September 14, 2018
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defeated his progressive challenger, actress Cynthia Nixon, in tonight’s Democratic primary, the Associated Press projects. Cuomo will face Republican Marc Molinaro as he seeks a third term this fall.
— NPR (@NPR) September 14, 2018
New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will win the Democratic nomination for a third-term on Thursday night, CNN projects, easily defeating a challenge from his left by progressive activist and actress Cynthia Nixon.
The Empire State primary marked the final opportunity this year for left-wing insurgents to unseat powerful Democratic incumbents. But Cuomo, a battle-tested campaigner with deep pockets, consolidated establishment support in the spring and spent the summer blitzing the airwaves, spending more than $8 million over three weeks late in the contest to head off any momentum growing around Nixon’s insurgent bid.
They’re both horrible, so this really doesn’t make a difference in my book. New York is still screwed.