Nixon slams pro-Cuomo mailer as 'hateful, divisive'

LOVETT Jewish hit piece against Nixon latest unforced error by Cuomo and his campaign

LOVETT Jewish hit piece against Nixon latest unforced error by Cuomo and his campaign

The same poll shows the race is much tighter among those seeking the Democratic nomination for state attorney general. "ANYTHING I SAY.She's got my vote!" Meanwhile, emails obtained by the Journal News suggest that Cuomo was directly involved in planning the opening of the first span of the bridge.

The Republican candidate, Marc Molinaro, is calling for a federal investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Later in the evening, Terry Towle, the lead contractor for the Mario Cuomo Bridge, announced that the new span will open to traffic on Tuesday, though "there remains a possibility of the old bridge east span failing".

Perhaps more damaging to Cuomo is a mailer sent out by the state Democratic Party, which the governor controls.

Ms. Nixon has trailed Mr. Cuomo by a double-digit margin in every public poll and nearly every demographic since announcing her candidacy in March, and the newest Siena poll was no exception.

The mailer says Nixon "won't stand strong" for Jewish residents and has been silent on rising anti-Semitism.

The poll was taken before questions surfaced about the anti-Nixon mailer - or before the state was forced to close the second span of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge just a day after Cuomo held a celebratory ribbon cutting.

The mailer sparked outrage and condemnation from leading Democratic politicians, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who called it "Trumpian".

Cuomo said the mailer was a "mistake" and "inappropriate", but he said he didn't have anything to do with it. "I didn't know about the mailer, I heard about the mailer, I haven't seen the mailer", he told reporters. They want Cuomo to personally record a robocall apologizing for the mailing and setting the record straight.

The latest Siena College poll puts him 41 points ahead of Nixon, with substantial leads among every age group and region in the state.

"He claims credit for something when he thinks it's an accomplishment and the minute that anything goes wrong, he says, 'Well you know we actually don't own that, '" she reportedly said, during a separate campaign stop in Tarrytown on Sunday. In that case, Mr. Crowley was widely favored in polls.