Primary Day in NYC: A breakdown of the races

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Ms. Nixon gained fame in her role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's "Sex and the City" and on Broadway has won two Tony Awards, including one previous year.

It's possible that no matter who wins, both Cuomo and Nixon could appear on the November ballot anyway, thanks to third-party nominations.

"Larry Schwartz, who serves on our campaign in a volunteer capacity, was reviewing mail pieces in an ad hoc fashion, but he only saw the positive section of the mailer and never saw the negative section", Smith said.

Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith confirmed Lobl and Schwartz's involvement in the creation of the mailer, but said Schwartz only noticed the remarks about Cuomo's record on Jewish issues, not the false Nixon attacks on the other side. The candidates include Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and former Hillary Clinton adviser Leecia Eve.

Nevertheless, a former state Democratic Party chair said based on her experience there was "no way" the mailer was sent out without the "explicit consent" of Cuomo or his senior staff.

A recent poll has Nixon trailing Cuomo by a large margin. After a slow start, she attracted money and endorsements - including a New York Times endorsement that is front and center in all of her advertisements.

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Despite the attempts to to have the Post publish the accusation, which is central to the Democratic Party mailer that targeted 7,000 households, Cuomo has vehemently denied he knew about the mailer.

As for Nixon, honestly, she probably has a pretty advanced palate, so I trust her judgement.

"Together, we can show the entire country that in the era of Donald Trump, New Yorkers will come together and lead our nation forward", Nixon wrote Wednesday evening in a final message to supporters.

Nixon also seemed to be gaining support for her stance on fixing the subways. "I don't want any more corruption", he said. They might not think she can win, but a vote for her might convince be a warning to Cuomo to clean up his act.

Cuomo's campaign said the "inappropriate" mailer was "wrong" and should not have gone out. Cuomo came into office eight years ago promising to reform the state government. "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. Felder has voted to keep Republicans in control of the state Senate to bring resources back to his majority-Jewish district; Dilan is being challenged by Julia Salazar, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who received glowing early coverage, then was buffeted by accusations that she had falsely let herself be portrayed as a working-class immigrant.

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