Andrew Cuomo answers a question during a debate with primary opponent Cynthia Nixon at Hofstra University on Aug. 29. Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination for the third time Thursday, overcoming a spirited progressive challenge that highlighted the ongoing ideological divide within the Democratic Party. Cuomo has had a rocky relationship with the Democratic Party’s progressive wing since he first took office in 2011 and immediately cut both taxes and education spending. Cuomo nonetheless enlisted Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, a Buffalo native, and former Vice President Joe Biden to campaign for him. Cuomo “has skills, guts and experience needed to defend New York against the conservative agenda coming out of Washington,” Biden is quoted saying in a pro-Cuomo mailer from the New York Democratic Party, which Cuomo controls.
Source: Huffington Post September 14, 2018 01:30 UTC