So, we’ve come to the end of primary season for 2018. I’ve got to say that New York has some screwy election laws. Remember that primary that AOC won back in June? That was only for federal offices. Today, on a Thursday, they’re voting for statewide candidates.
Two races of note. Cynthia Nixon seems to have flamed out badly in her attempt to defeat incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo. But, we’ll have to see when the votes are counted. I expect Cuomo to crush her. Yes, the ‘progressives’ in Brooklyn whine incessantly about Cuomo, but Nixon seems to be a bridge too far for most of this heavily Democratic state.
The attorney general race is also getting a lot of attention as the holder of that office will be able to cause Trump and his businesses a life of Hell. It’s a 3 way race with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, Bernie Bro favorite Zephyr Teachout (who won the endorsement of the NYT) and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James (who won Cuomo’s endorsement)
A three way race held on a Thursday primary is impossible to predict. I’m hoping Maloney pulls it out, he’s done a good job in Congress.