POLITICS
09/09/2014 10:19 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Andrew Cuomo Survives Democratic Primary

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has secured the Democratic nomination for governor of New York with 60 percent of the vote, the Associated Press reports.

Cuomo survived a challenge from law school professor Zephyr Teachout in his re-election bid, and will face Republican Rob Astorino in the November general election. Astorino ran unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Though Cuomo safely acquired the nomination, his campaign wasn't a walk in the park. Teachout used her challenge to shed light on the controversy his administration is currently facing. Cuomo's administration is under investigation for disbanding an anticorruption commission that he created last year.

HuffPost Pollster, which aggregates all publicly available polling data, shows Cuomo at a more than 30 point lead with just under two months until the November general election.

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