Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Nixon slams pro-Cuomo mailer as 'hateful, divisive'

Nixon slams pro-Cuomo mailer as 'hateful, divisive'

Nixon was outraged at the suggestion that she's anti-Semitic. "The idea that Andrew Cuomo didn't know this was happening is completely bogus and I think he actually owes an apology not just to say it was a mistake, but that it's factually wrong.This is fear-mongering for political gain at its worst".

The same poll shows the race is much tighter among those seeking the Democratic nomination for state attorney general.

Flanked by Rabbi Barat Ellman and other supporters, Nixon noted, "As a mother of Jewish children whose grandparents barely escaped the Holocaust and had lots of relatives who did not, this is a truly shameful thing to be accusing my family of, particularly at a time when anti-semitism is really on the rise in this country".

"With anti-Semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can't take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon, who wouldn't stand strong for our Jewish communities", the mailer reads.

Cuomo is, in effect, in charge of the state Democratic Party.

"New York deserves a leader as progressive as its people", Nixon says.

"Again and again, we've seen polls miss the mark this election cycle", said Lauren Hitt, a spokeswoman for Ms. Nixon's campaign.

The state party hasn't said who approved the mailer, or how many were sent out to voters.

The governor went about his campaign business Monday, however, locking up more institutional support in the form of endorsements from the state's entire Democratic congressional delegation.

The survey conducted by Siena College shows Cuomo leading Nixon by 41 points; topping the "Sex and the City" star by a margin of 63% to 22%.

His favorability rating is 68-24 percent, up from 67-29 in July, while Nixon's has slipped from 43-30 to 41-33 percent.

The second span was supposed to open to the public on Saturday but crews disassembling the nearby old Tappan Zee Bridge discovered that it had destabilized and could fall, potentially hitting the new span. In a statement, they said the old bridge may still collapse, but will not harm the new bridge, which will reopen Tuesday, weather permitting.

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