Cynthia Nixon

J. Conrad Williams Jr. / Newsday via AP

Thursday is primary day in New York, and the hottest race is between Democratic incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo and challenger, actor and education advocate, Cynthia Nixon.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo had been gaining momentum in the days leading up to the September 13th Democratic primary for governor, but two controversial incidents over the weekend could set the governor back in his race against challenger Cynthia Nixon.

J. Conrad Williams Jr. / Newsday via AP

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon squared off in the only debate before the September 13 election in a testy and contentious hour-long discussion broadcast by CBS2 in New York City from Hofstra University on Long Island. 

Office of Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro / Bebeto Matthews / Frank Franklin II / AP

The end of August used to be considered a slow season in politics, but television ads released by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and his Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, are getting heated. Molinaro says Cuomo insulted his pregnant wife while the governor’s campaign tried to bar the GOP candidate’s spot on state corruption from airing on television stations.

Mark Lennihan / AP

It’s three weeks until primary day in New York, and the Democratic underdog for governor, Cynthia Nixon, is laying out her plans for the final stretch of campaigning, saying there is a potential path to victory.