Cynthia Nixon-Andrew Cuomo debate

Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo

Cynthia Nixon is no stranger to the stage, but she's never before had a platform quite like this.

Former Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of NY on a progressive platform against longtime governor Andrew Cuomo.

Nixon, who is unlikely to have another chance to debate Cuomo before the September 13 primary, responded with scorn and bafflement.

The President slammed Cuomo on twitter writing "How does a politician, Cuomo, known for pushing people and businesses out of his state, not to mention having the highest taxes in the USA, survive making the statement, WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, IT WAS NEVER THAT GREAT?"

The most recent polls have Cuomo ahead of Nixon, whose campaign has criticized the governor for only agreeing to a single debate. "His goal will be to make no news". Nixon has not run a single television ad, instead spending primarily on digital outreach and voter turnout efforts.

Nixon interrupted Cuomo's answers on several occasions, visibly irritating him. Nixon called him a political insider who has neglected to address issues such as corruption and New York City's crumbling subway system.

Hawaii | Residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens
The shelves of a downtown Honolulu Walmart were stripped of items ranging from canned tuna to dog food. That meant it was likely to cause catastrophic damage with winds 157 miles per hour (252 kph) or above.

"You stood up to him about as well as he stands up to Putin", she said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"The MTA has been controlled by the state since 1965", Nixon snapped back.

In one of the more heated exchanges, he criticized Nixon's setting up of a corporation in order to file her income taxes, an arrangement she said was not unusual among actors and other freelance workers.

Nixon said New Yorkers should vote for her because she was a longtime champion of causes such as abortion access, better funding for schools and equal rights for gay and lesbian people. "I can get it done", he said.

"This time we were finally given the opportunity to debate but only by his rules, including no handshake", Nixon's spokesperson said.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Trump Reportedly Vetoed Laudatory John McCain Statement
A statement Sunday from the Maryland Secretary of State's office said the flags will be lowered until McCain is buried. Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCain's support for the Jewish state "never wavered".

John McCain's distinguished career remembered
As he wished, McCain will be buried next to a Naval Academy classmate and lifelong friend, Chuck Larson. With Republicans clinging to a 50-49 Senate majority, hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett M.

Trump warned evangelical leaders of 'violence' if GOP loses midterms
Kenya Airways secured authority to land at the JFK International Airport in NY early this year. A final financing deal may mean more debt for Kenya.

Jamie Redknapp sends blunt warning to Jose Mourinho about Man United future
Last season, United had scored 10 goals in the first three games of the season, while this year they have four. There is a defensive hole which is clear to see and is why Mourinho demanded new signings during the summer.

Trump Claims Google Is "Suppressing" Conservatives With Biased Searches
Other factors such as personal browsing history and how certain keywords appear on the page also affect how pages are ranked. Experts suggested that Trump's comments showed a misunderstanding of how search engines work .

Michael Cohen's Lawyer ADMITS He Was 'Source' Behind Trump Tower Story
Media ran wild with Michael Cohen's reported claims about Trump Tower meeting; " MediaBuzz " host Howard Kurtz weighs in. What is more, Davis was a CNN source for what we now know is a steaming pile of very fake news.

Preliminary U.S.-Mexico trade deal leaves trail of uncertainty
The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, hailed the "positive step" but said Canada needs to be party to a final deal. As the cameras rolled, the USA president pressed a button on his phone and said: "And I believe the President is on the phone".

Aussie PM Scott Morrison invites Donald Trump to Australia
He thanked the Australian people for his three-year term as leader, listing his achievements over the period. Morrison has been a Turnbull supporter, but has reportedly long held ambitions to be prime minister.

One suspect dead, multiple fatalities confirmed after Jacksonville mass shooting
The Landing is an open-air marketplace with stores, bars and restaurants in downtown Jacksonville along the St. CompLexity Gaming, one of the gaming teams, said its player Drini Gjoka was grazed on his hand.

Arrest in Mollie Tibbetts murder raises questions about E-verify program
His attorney, Allan Richards, said Thursday that the public should give his client his day in court and not prejudge the case. Rivera said that "anyone could have done this", referring to murdering Tibbetts.

Tiger Woods Ready for Three Straight Tournaments - ESPN 98.1 FM
Seventy will proceed to the BMW Championship near Philadelphia, before the 30-man season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta. That came on the heels of a T-28 at the Open Championship in July. "I'm really excited", said Teater.

Neil Simon Dead - Famed Playwright Passes Away at 91
Neil Simon - the U.S. playwright behind The Odd Couple - has died in hospital suffering with kidney failure at the age of 91. NEW YORK (AP) - The playwright behind such comedic hits such as " The Odd Couple " and " Plaza Suite ", has died.

Trump threatens to "get involved" if Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t investigate Hillary Clinton
Weisselberg has worked for Trump for decades and now runs the company along with Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump . Cohen began wondering to friends whether loyalty with Trump had become a one-way street, the people said.

U.S. Rep. Hunter pleads not guilty to misuse of campaign funds
He referred to an outside audit that he said he commissioned previous year and resulted in his paying back more than $60,000. Prosecutors said bond could be set low because the Hunters are living paycheque to paycheque.

DNA reveals first-known child of Neanderthal and Denisovan, study says
We nearly caught them during the act, joked the scientist Svante, one of the authors of the study , in an interview with Nature . It is also possible that hybrids suffered from reproductive disorders, having fewer children than humans without mixed DNA.

Other news