Amy Schumer changes her tune, votes for Cynthia Nixon

Cuomo NIxon Meet In Only Televised Primary Debate

Democrats across NY state are picking the victor of a long and sometimes nasty primary contest between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist and former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon.

Comedian Amy Schumer says she voted for Cynthia Nixon after all - in a surprise last-minute flip-flop just days after switching allegiances to incumbent Gov. Cuomo.

Cuomo has dramatically outspent Nixon, pouring at least $25 million into his campaign, and polls have shown him leading her by 30 to 40 points.

"Don't believe the polls, don't believe the hype".

"Those were huge exceptions to the rule and to beat an incumbent in his own primary, you really have to draw an inside straight", Patrick Egan, a politics professor at New York University, said in an interview, referring to a lucky hand in poker.

But from the outset, Nixon has tied her campaign to other insurgents, who are seen as having a better chance of defeating entrenched or well-funded candidates.

But first she faces off against Cuomo, 60, in the state's Democratic primary on Thursday.

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"I know the polls are not showing it but we are feeling such momentum, such momentum not just in New York City but across the state", said Nixon. "This president has brought an attitude and philosophy to this country that is exclusionary, that is divisive, that is bigoted, that is sexist, that is racist".

Some primary voters might be inspired by the controversies to hit Cuomo with "a "rolled up newspaper across the nose" by voting for Nixon, according to political consultant Bill Cunningham, who worked in the past for Gov. Mario Cuomo".

The latest from Siena College released Monday shows Cuomo with a 41 percentage point lead over Nixon, but Nixon isn't backing down. Teachout, who has rejected "corporate money" and discussed how little-used state laws could help her investigate Wall Street and the Trump administration, began commanding most of the attention in the race. "I don't believe any of the polling". I t's not uncooked oatmeal but it's pretty delicious and I say - don't yuck my yum. "There's no way to make a prediction".

Not only does he need to win big, but his lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, is facing a tight race. Williams has a base of support in Brooklyn's black community and has won some endorsements that Nixon did not, raising the possibility that he could win and leave Cuomo with an antagonist as his number two.

There is also a three-way contest for the 136 District Assembly seat.

The result could have an outsize effect on national politics, depending on how aggressively the victor sees fit to oversee President Donald Trump, his administration and financial titans on Wall Street.

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