City & State New York quoted Manatt’s Bruce Gyory, a senior advisor in the firm’s government and regulatory practice, on Cynthia Nixon’s primary bid for New York Governor.
Gyory expressed deep skepticism that Nixon would even be able to reach the 34 percent threshold that Zephyr Teachout obtained in 2014. He suggested that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was vulnerable four years ago in a way that he is not today, as he was battling prominent unions at the time and was criticized by Teachout supporters for not opposing hydraulic fracturing more vehemently.
“When you look at the polling data in light of the issue choices that Cuomo has made, I question the veracity of whether Cuomo has a problem with the liberal base voters anymore,” Gyory said.
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