After the day he’s had, Andrew Cuomo could definitely use a Cosmo…
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his eyes fixed on a 2020 presidential bid – but now “Miranda Hobbes” and her campaign against #CUOMOSMTA are standing in his way. As The New York Times’ Shane Goldmacher writes, Cynthia Nixon’s announcement that she’s running for governor “[set] off what promises to be a tumultuous six months” ahead of the New York Democratic primary.
We have no real idea how strong or weak Cuomo is as a candidate. Might be very weak. And he's easily rattled.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) March 19, 2018
It hasn’t gotten much attention outside of New York, but one of Cuomo’s closest aides was convicted last week of “soliciting and accepting more than $300,000 in bribes.” Cuomo tried to claim his name “was never mentioned” during the trial, but that’s 100% false.
The New York Times: Cuomo Says His Name Was ‘Never Mentioned.’ It Was. 136 Times. Still, the efforts to distance himself from the Percoco verdict are understandable, considering the often unflattering portrait of his administration’s inner workings — including written disparagement of staff, angry outbursts by Mr. Cuomo, and Mafia-like codes and sophomoric nicknames — revealed during the trial.
Cuomo’s reportedly panicking about Nixon, and with progressive activists chomping at the bit to take him out, this will definitely be a Democratic primary to watch.
Cynthia Nixon is challenging Andrew Cuomo in what could become a marquee 2018 Democratic primary.— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) March 19, 2018
Our first take at the rolling story: https://t.co/23NhDrn1Zj
Elections Governors 2018