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“Cuomo says he reunited the IDC. Cynthia took ’em out!” Lipton said. The crowd erupted in chants of “Cyn thi a, Cyn thi a!”

Cuomo had enormous structural advantages as an incumbent who was cozy with the state’s influential real estate and financial industries. He raised $35.6 million as of the latest pre election disclosure and spent $8.5 million in the three weeks before the final filing period.

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Cuomo has had a rocky relationship with the Democratic Party’s progressive wing since he first took office in 2011 and immediately cut both taxes and education spending.

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“He used the MTA like an ATM,” Nixon quipped in heronly face to face debatewith Cuomo.

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