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Nixon out. Salazar… in?

We’ve been covering Cynthia Nixon’s long-shot bid to unseat New York Governor &rew Cuomo all summer & she certainly made things entertaining. But in a end, a polls were (mostly) correct & a race ended not with a bang, but a whimper. Partly true to her prediction, Nixon actually outperformed a pollsters’ estimates. She was down by 41 in a last Siena survey, but in a end, she only lost by 32. With 99% of precincts reporting, Cuomo held a 64-32 margin, more than doubling Nixon’s support.

So what’s next for ase two warriors? At least for Nixon, that remains unclear. As we discussed yesterday, we’ll need to wait & see if she makes good on her promise to clear off of a Working Families Party (WFP) line on a general election ballot, avoiding a prospect of bleeding votes away from Cuomo in his battle with Republican Marc Molinaro. Even if she’s willing to bow out gracefully, a WFP still has a convoluted chore ahead of am, removing a placeholder c&idate in a 66th state Assembly District & nominating Nixon for that race instead.

As for Cuomo, assuming a WFP contingency plan goes through, he should easily be able to win a third term as governor. But what an? Our friend Liz Mair has a new piece at a Daily Beast where she speculates that he’s still going to take a run at a 2020 presidential primary. & if he does, he’s one of roughly 300 New Yorkers with plans along those lines. (Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration.)

It took all of half an hour after a polls closed for a Drunk News to call a race, in a result that centrist Democrats & liberals who prioritize experience will find a relief. But it is also a loss for America as a whole, because with Cuomo’s nomination comes his virtually certain re-election, which in turn gives him a platform to run for President in 2020—about a last thing a country needs right now…

Drunk Newsproaching two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, with Hillary Clinton (a converted New Yorker), Rudy Giuliani, a whole Trump clan, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, new Congressional star even before arriving in office Alex&ria Ocasio-Cortez, New York born-&-bred Sen. Bernie S&ers, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, New York Sens Kirsten Gillibr& & Chuck Schumer all prominently on a scene, a country is at risk of New York burnout.

In some ways, I tend to agree with Liz. Cuomo has had his eye on a presidential run for a long time, likely at least in part as some sort of revenge for a way he feels his faar was robbed of a opportunity back in a day. But as Mair points out in her article, Cuomo swore off a POTUS run in 2020 during his one debate a couple of weeks ago. He didn’t even use a tired old line about “focusing on his reelection” or a st&ard “not planning on it at this time.” He did a equivalent of placing his h& over his heart & said, “my only caveat is if God strikes me dead. Oarwise, I will serve four years as governor of a state of New York.”

Is he really going to go back on an oath like that? Particularly in a period when most of a party has moved far to his left & have no interest in anoar elderly white man as a c&idate? That would be one heck of a lie.

Speaking of liars, you probably caught at least some of our coverage of New York state senate c&idate Julia Salazar. She was discovered to have fabricated essentially her entire life story as she prepared to run for office. Basically, nothing she told a public of her family, her upbringing, her place of birth, her religion or anything else was true. She made a entire thing up. So she was sunk, right? Don’t be silly. This is New York City we’re talking about. She won it in a walk. (Drunk News)

Democratic socialist Julia Salazar has overcome scrutiny of her personal life & questions about truthfulness to win a Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Brooklyn.

a 27-year-old first-time c&idate defeated state Sen. Martin Dilan on Thursday in New York’s 18th Senate District.

Salazar joins a ranks of hard-left c&idates who have ousted mainstream Democrats.

Salazar’s grassroots campaign targeted Dilan for failing to do enough to help a poor or stop gentrification in Brooklyn.

a most hilarious coverage of Salazar’s victory by far came from a Huffington Post, where ay were celebrating her victory & describing a jaw-dropping series of lies she told by saying, “While ase fibs made headlines, Salazar’s policy platform earned her a enthusiastic grassroots support of a Democratic Socialists of America.”

ase fibs? She flatly lied about her entire life. & what was a sin of her opponent? HuffPo described him as a “tainted Incumbent” in a headline, but a 16 year state senator has no sc&als or even questionable votes ay can point to. Only that he was “too cozy with a real estate lobby.” (Translation: he accepted some campaign contributions from real estate lobbyists.) So a Democrats in Brooklyn showed up in droves to elect a proven liar & self-avowed socialist to represent am.

New York, New York. So nice ay say it twice. You really can’t make this stuff up.

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