The Cuomo-Hochul ticket will head into November. Both incumbents won their primary races on Thursday night.
The Governor’s race was won decisively by Andrew Cuomo. The two-term Governor defeated actress-turned-politician Cynthia Nixon by a margin of 32 percent. Nixon will still appear on the ballot as the Working Families candidate.
Republican candidate Marc Molinaro now becomes Cuomo’s main adversary in the November elections. Molinaro currently serves as the Dutchess County Executive and has also served as a state assemblyman.
The other candidates running to be Governor include Larry Sharpe (Libertarian), Howie Hawkins (Green), and Stephanie Miner (Serve America).
The Lieutenant Governor’s race was a much tighter one. Kathy Hochul defeated New York City Councilman Juumane Williams by six percent. Williams may have gained ground after he received endorsements from the New York Times and Bernie Sanders leading up to Thursday’s vote.
Hochul’s main opponent in November will be Molinaro’s running-mate, Julie Killian.
Letitia James will be the Democratic nominee in the NY Attorney General’s race. She defeated Zephyr Teachout, Sean Patrick Maloney, and Leecia Eve.
James’ main opponent in November is Republican candidate Keith Wofford, a native of Buffalo.
State Senator Tim Kennedy won decisively in a race against Shaqurah Zachery.
Sue Maxwell Barnes won a competitive race for the Erie County Judge Democratic primary. She defeated Debra Givens by four percent. Givens had received support from Mayor Byron Brown.
For a complete list of the 2018 primary election results, click on this link.