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Nixon, Cuomo Spar, Talk Over Each Other in Their One Debate

No clear winner in sole debate that will be held before Democratic primary
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 30, 2018 12:01 AM CDT
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo answers a question as Democratic New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon looks on during a gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Wednesday, Aug....   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool)

(Newser) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon swapped insults and clashed over policy Wednesday in their only scheduled debate before the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. While the testy, hourlong exchange at Hofstra University featured plenty of interruptions and insults, neither candidate landed the political equivalent of a knockout blow likely to significantly alter the race, the AP reports. Cuomo did make news during the debate, saying in response to a question about his political future that he plans to serve a full four years and will not run for president if elected to a third term. Cuomo had been considered a potential presidential contender. Read on for highlights:

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