Cynthia Nixon is doing about as well tonight in the Democratic Primary as Zephyr Teachout did against Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 Primary. Nixon is getting 34% of the vote according to NBC with over 99% of precincts reporting. Many on the left despise Cuomo for good reason as he is no friend of public education. He wins but that is a significant number in his own party that despise him.
Tish James is doing much better than polls said and has won the primary for Attorney General. Teachout finished a strong second in that race but this one isn't that close as James has a 10 point lead. UFT backed James.
Lieutenant Governor sadly hasKathy Hochul with a win against Jumaane Williams but only by 6 points. Not a hirrible showing for the challenger.
It doesn't look bad for the Democratic establishment however the real story of the evening is the losses for five rogue NYC Democrats from the Independent Democratic Conference. The IDC is having a a very rough night.
Nothing is more pleasing tonight than watching Robert Jackson, a true friend of public education, easily defeating UFT backed charter school friendly Marisol Alcantara by 16 points with 95% of precincts reporting. IDC leader Jeff Klein losing to Allassandra Biaggi is a big win for real Democrats also. Jose Peralta, Jesse Hamilton and Tony Avella all losing too makes this a disaster for the IDC.
I am going to sleep now. I stayed up late for these results. I sometimes expect the worst on election night and avoid the news until the morning.
Update: Part of statement from Working Families Party:
Minutes ago, Working Families Party candidates Alessandra Biaggi, Jessica Ramos, Rachel May, Zellnor Myrie, John Liu, AND Robert Jackson won their races for state senate in New York, virtually SWEEPING the turncoat IDC caucus.