He also won a last-minute endorsement from rap star Nicki Minaj, who told her 20 million Twitter followers that New Yorkers should vote for the governor.
The race got ugly in the final days, after the New York Democratic Party sent a mailer accusing Nixon of not standing up to anti-Semitism. While a Nixon victory appears very unlikely, last-minute controversies surrounding the opening of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and a mailer to Jewish voters suggesting Nixon is anti-Semitic could haunt Cuomo and show that he is not without his own vulnerabilities.
"Using marijuana is something that's effectively been legal for white people for a long time", she said during her interview on Cheddar. "Nothing could be further from the truth", said Nixon. Along with fellow rapper Despot, El-P is an investor in the well-reviewed New York Jewish deli Frankel's, which is helmed by a sibling duo that includes Alex Frankel of the DFA act Holy Ghost!. But she's invited to my next bbq/family gathering and if she's running for anything... I haven't seen the mailer", Cuomo said at an unrelated event in Manhattan."The way I've ran this campaign, it's been on the issues, it's been positive.
"Cynthia Nixon did not have the money, didn't have the organization and never really caught on".
The stakes are high for Mr. Cuomo even if he wins, according to Jeanne Zaino, professor of political science at Iona College in NY. She would also be called to account for her idiosyncratic taste in bagels, and her support for a British tea shop frequented by her former co-star Sarah Jessica Parker. "The governor holds a lot more responsibility over the trains than he wants to admit", said Morgan Hargrove.
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Nixon's campaign slammed what they called the governor's "secret rally", saying in part, "The blowback from Cuomo's bridge and mailer scandals have forced him into hiding, while Cynthia is gaining momentum and talking to excited voters at five different campaign stops".
Mr. Maloney is seeking to become the state's first gay attorney general, while Ms. James and Ms. Eve are running to become the first black woman elected to statewide office in NY. Bernie Sanders and the editorial board of the New York Times, which said she is well prepared to serve as a firewall against the Trump administration and keep tabs on "a state government in which ethics can seem a mere inconvenience".
Attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout, who launched an unsuccessful primary bid against Cuomo in 2014, has been endorsed by Sen. The other candidates are Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and former Cuomo official Leecia Eve.
Republicans already nominated Marcus Molinaro as their candidate for governor.
The victor takes on Republican Marc Molinaro in November.