In a video released today, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon calls out Gov. Cuomo’s refusal to commit to a primary debate. Cynthia accepted an offer for a primetime, one-on-one debate over two months ago, but Cuomo has been all but silent. In response, Cynthia is calling for two debates, saying “the Governor wants to limit the number of people who can see us debate, for the same reason he wants to limit the number of people who can vote in the primary -- because he knows he’s out of step with the vast majority of Democrats in New York.”
NEW YORK, NY - In the last three days, Governor Cuomo and his campaign have committed a devastating series of unforced errors:
The campaign made a failed, sloppy, sham attempt to show small-dollar, grassroots enthusiasm for the Governor.
In a Trumpian move, when a reporter pressed Cuomo about his campaign’s lies about their small dollar donations, the Governor referenced a lawsuit he had against the reporter’s outlet, in an apparent attempt to intimidate. Governor Cuomo’s staff later said he was joking.
In a press call that the Governor convened for the express purpose of slamming President Trump, the Governor refused to call for Trump’s impeachment.
Today, a City Councilman said the campaign attributed a quote to him in a press release without his permission - this after the campaign was criticized for falsely claiming an endorsement from Indivisible Brooklyn.
When asked today about whether or not he’d debate Cynthia, Cuomo stumbled and said it wasn’t up to him.
He desperately tried to distance himself from Alain Kaloyeros -- a man he once described as a genius, New York’s separate weapon, and someone he and his father fought over credit for -- as “that SUNY professor.”
Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon was endorsed today by Indivisible Brooklyn. The group, with almost 100 engaged members in the borough, cited Governor Cuomo’s unwillingness to pursue progressive policies in New York State and Cynthia’s bold platform.