>> I can't tell you who I'm voting>> Incumbent New York governor Andrew Cuomo hardly defeated actress and activist Cynthia Nixon in the states Democratic primaries contest on Thursday. Overcoming a challenge from the party's progressive wing. Nixon a first time candidate was hoing to repeat the sucecss of names like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressly.
Who upset long serving Democratic encumbant congressman in nominating races, promising more liberal policies. But the former Sex and the City star was vastly outspent by Cuomo, who put up 18 million to Nixon's 1.6 million.>> 1865.>> Can you stop interrupting?>> Can you stop lying?>> Yeah.
>> The two battled it out in a contentious debate last month. Nixon casting Cuomo as a corrupt corporate Democrat. But Cuomo kept coming back to his experience in leadership.>> My opponent lives in the world of fiction, I live in the world of fact.>> Both candidates spent much of the campaign competing over who would hold Donald Trump more accountable.
Democratic discuss for the President has made political climate in New York all but untenable for centrist democrats. And if Nixon's challenge has done anything it's push Cuomo aggressively to the left on issues like legalizing marijuana and criminal justice reform. The governor is now set to win a third term as he's heavily favored against Republican Mark Molinaro in the November 6th general election.