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Cuomo defeats Nixon in New York Democratic governor's primary

Incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic nomination Tuesday night, easily defeating a progressive and insurgent challenge from former actress and activist Cynthia Nixon.

Data: AP. Visual: Axios

The details: Despite being a polarizing figure in the state, Cuomo remains the heavy favorite to win a third term in November. Meanwhile, Nixon, a former "Sex and the City" star, had hoped to become the latest liberal challenger to unseat a powerful incumbent politician.