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Hillary Clinton to endorse Cuomo in NY governor race: report

Hillary Clinton to endorse Cuomo in NY governor race: report
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Republican legislators target private sector election grants How Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 MORE will endorse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for reelection in the Democratic primary, according to a report in The New York Times, a decision likely to anger liberals backing actress Cynthia Nixon’s progressive campaign.

The former New York senator and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee will endorse Cuomo publicly at a state party convention on Long Island, according to the Times.

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Cuomo led Nixon in a Quinnipiac poll at the beginning of the month by 22 points

The endorsement of Cuomo is just one example of Clinton's involvement in the midterm elections.

She has also recorded a phone ad endorsing the former Democratic leader in the Georgia House, Stacey Abrams, in her bid for the party’s nomination for governor, the Times reported.

Clinton's contested primary in 2016 with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal  Why does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Congress can protect sacred Oak Flat in Arizona from mining project MORE (I-Vt.) left her image with some party liberals bruised, and President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE's repeated attacks on her has helped keep her unpopular with Republicans.

As a result, Clinton's ability to help Democratic candidates will be in question in some races this fall.