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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo defeats Democratic challenger Nixon after move to the left

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo defeats Democratic challenger Nixon after move to the left

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York easily won renomination for a third term Thursday against actor and activist Cynthia Nixon, in a race that offered a snapshot of a Democratic Party in flux as voters balance local desires with resistance to President Donald Trump in a political landscape transformed by a resurgent left wing.

Nixon courted a liberal insurgency that wants immediate action on immigration, housing and health care, while Cuomo ran on a record of accomplishment after tacking left with his policy agenda in response to the challenge.

With more than three-fourths of the precincts reporting, Cuomo was beating Nixon by a 2-to-1 ratio - roughly the same spread as his 2014...

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