NEW YORK (Reuters) - Polls closed in New York on Thursday in the Democratic nominating contest between Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term, and actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, a first-time candidate challenging him from the left. It was the latest test for candidates from the party’s energized left wing as Democrats seek to regain control of the U.S. Congress and bolster their ranks in state governments across the country in Nov. 6 elections. Earlier this campaign season, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley both upset long-serving Democratic incumbent congressmen in nominating races in New York and Massachusetts, promising more vigorous liberal policies and highlighting their opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Nixon is hoping to repeat that success in what she describes as her insurgent campaign. Several other outsider candidates challenging incumbent governors have fallen short during the nominating season. Nixon, best known for … [Read more...] about Polls close in Cuomo-Nixon showdown in New York governor’s race
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Get ready for Trump-Kim Part Two. In recent weeks it's become clear that Donald Trump wants to meet with Kim Jong Un again, and the North Korean leader has told the White House he'd like more face-to-face talks with the American president. Could that meeting happen, as some in Seoul have pushed for, on the sidelines of a U.N. gathering of world leaders in New York later this month? Getting Kim, the brutal, authoritarian leader of the most sanctioned country on the planet, to the home of the Yankees might seem a fantastic fever-dream. But it's useful to remember that no analysts predicted that Trump's surprise June summit with Kim in Singapore would be possible — until suddenly it was. Amid worries that Washington and Pyongyang are sinking further into a standoff over the sincerity of North Korea's nuclear disarmament intentions, Trump may believe that another high-profile summit, on his home turf and as political scandal swirls in Washington, is … [Read more...] about Could Trump meet Kim in New York this month? AP takes a look
close Video Voters head to the polls in New York as primary season ends Incumbent Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo looks to hold off a challenge from actress and progressive candidate Cynthia Nixon; Jacqui Heinrich reports. Polls have closed in New York, which on Thursday played host to several major challenges by upstart "resistance" Democrats seeking to unseat longstanding establishment incumbents. Voters were deciding, among other things, whether to renominate two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while also making their picks for lieutenant governor and attorney general. The races -- the last of a grueling and upset-filled national primary season -- will have national reverberations and will serve not only as a referendum on President Trump, who has been heavily targeted, but as a potential thorn in his side. Initial results are expected later Thursday evening. The victor in the state's four-way attorney general race, for example, may soon see the president in court; New York … [Read more...] about Polls close in New York, where ‘resistance’ candidates face major test in bid to unseat Cuomo, other top Dems
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New Yorkers headed to the polls on Thursday to vote in primaries for statewide races, three months after the state voted for candidates in federal primaries. New York is the only state in the country which has separate election days for federal and statewide primaries. Choosing the Democratic nominee for governor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, is seeking his third term. He is facing an unexpectedly serious primary challenge from Cynthia Nixon, an activist and actress who, if elected, would become the first state executive to have won Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards. Cuomo is the son of famed former New York governor and almost-presidential candidate Mario Cuomo. Nixon has tapped into a vein of progressivism that helped Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez win her primary against Rep. Joe Crowley in June. She is also trying to capitalize on fatigue with Cuomo's leadership and corruption in Albany, the state capital. One of Cuomo's former top aides was found guilty on corruption … [Read more...] about New York chooses candidates in statewide races in Thursday’s primaries