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Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a speech at the annual meeting of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where he offered remedies to fix the nation’s Democratic Party.

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A new Siena College poll finds Governor Cuomo well ahead of his Democratic and Republican challengers for governor, but at his lowest rate of favorability among voters.

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TV’s "Sex and the City" star and education advocate Cynthia Nixon won the endorsement of the minor party Working Families Party at a meeting in Albany on Saturday. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is running in a Democratic primary against Nixon, dropped out of contention for the party’s nomination Friday night, after delegates were leaning toward Nixon.

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A key progressive third party in New York splintered Friday, as two major unions withdrew from the Working Families Party. Those still in the WFP say it makes it more likely that the activist groups remaining in the party  will endorse Cynthia Nixon over Governor Andrew Cuomo in a party meeting on Saturday. Meanwhile, late in the day, Cuomo said he was dropping out. 

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Cynthia Nixon is spending the day traveling the New York State Thruway from Syracuse to Rochester as part of her upstate campaign swing. We caught up with her in between stops, where the actor and underdog candidate talked about how the loss of Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 helped inspire her to run for governor and why she thinks Andrew Cuomo is not doing enough to help the state.

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