Amy Schumer says she’s voting for Cuomo in NY primary election

Brenda Watkins
September 13, 2018

Nixon has hammered Cuomo for failing to address New York City's beleaguered subways and for not following through on pledges to address corruption. Letitia James, New York City's elected public advocate, secured the party's endorsement, and Cuomo's support.

"With anti-Semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can't take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon, who won't stand strong for our Jewish communities", the mailer sent Saturday to some 7,000 Jewish households, said.

"Nixon has supported insidious BDS campaign, signing onto letter boycotting Israel", the aide said.

Democratic voters in NY will decide on Thursday whether Governor Andrew Cuomo deserves a third term or should be replaced by actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, a first-time candidate mounting a challenge from the left.

Cuomo has said that he had no knowledge of the mailer and said through a spokeswoman that the language was "inappropriate". The email also includes mentions of the governor's accomplishments on Jewish causes, which were also detailed on the flier.

"I would have never approved that mailer to go out had I seen it in its totality", he said. She also paints Cuomo as a moderate Democrat, if not one that leans toward Republican, Pehme said.

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Gov. Cuomo spent the day dodging reporters as questions mounted over links between his inner circle and efforts to smear challenger Cynthia Nixon with an anti-Semitic mailer.

"The polls across the board are just not capturing the progressive moment we're in", she said, adding that hundreds of thousands of new Democrats have registered to vote across New York State following Donald Trump's election. "He controls the state committee", Nixon said.

The Cuomo campaign released a statement largely confirming The Post's reporting on the issue - while claiming Schwartz somehow missed the "negative section" of the mailer before giving the green light to distribute it.

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

"Do gay people turn out to elect the first gay attorney general, or do African Americans turn out to elect the first African American woman attorney general, or do they turnout for Zephyr Teachout?"

The victor of the Democratic primary will face Republican Keith Wofford in the attorney general's race in the heavily blue state. "It might be closer than he prefers, or the polls could be right for a change, but usually when they have spreads this big, things collapse down", Cunningham said.

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