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Hillary Clinton to endorse Cuomo in NY governor race: report

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Hillary Clinton 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 Sanders (I-Vt.) left her image with some party liberals bruised, and President Trump’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.

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