(Gateway Pundit) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo easily defeated Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon, shutting down the Democratic Socialist who framed her first-time candidacy as a fight for the direction of the Democratic party in New York and beyond.
In the end, the governor’s record of achievements — on gun control, gay marriage, the minimum wage, paid-family leave and more — and his gargantuan fund-raising advantage spoke louder than Ms. Nixon’s objections over legislation he sidelined in the byzantine corridors of Albany’s capital. -NYT
Cuomo, 60, will go on in November to seek a third term – matching his father Mario Cuomo’s tenure as Governor. His strategy during primaries was largely to ignore Nixon – instead tapping into his base’s hatred of President Trump, while his campaign worked meticulously to undermine Nixon at every turn by suggesting that New York needs an experienced leader.
BREAKING: Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeats Cynthia Nixon in New York’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. pic.twitter.com/eMi1yBz5xz
— Axios (@axios) September 14, 2018
The Governor next faces Republican Marcus Molinaro in November – once the youngest mayor in the country. Cuomo is expected to drastically outspend Molinaro and waltz into his third term in the heavily Democratic state.