New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily defeated actress and activist Cynthia Nixon in the state’s Democratic primary election on Thursday.
On Friday, the governor held a press briefing regarding New York’s readiness to help the people of North and South Carolina. Hurricane Florence is pounding both states, flooding and destroying homes in many areas.
During the press briefing, reporters asked Cuomo about his reaction to the results of the primary election. The governor said it was an “outstanding victory for the Democratic Party.” He said the turnout was one of the highest in the history of New York.
Additionally, Cuomo said he “received more votes in the Democratic primary than any governor in history.” New Yorkers made a “very loud and clear and powerful statement.” He said they want the governor to continue his leadership and deliver real solutions in life.
“Yesterday what we saw I think is clear and powerful,” Cuomo said. “You can’t argue with numbers, right? The turnout yesterday was extraordinary … I am a lifelong New Yorker … I am from the most progressive tradition in the Democratic Party. My father was a progressive when they called progressives liberals.”
New Yorkers Want Cuomo to Continue Delivering Progressive Results
Cuomo went on to say that New York Democrats are hardworking men and women, middle-class, and working families with real problems. The governor said, “They need real help in life and don’t need theoretical or abstract solutions. They need real solutions in their life.”