Cuomo wins Democratic nomination for NY governor

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has easily won the Democratic Party's nomination for a third term.

Cuomo won more than 95 percent of the votes cast by delegates at the party's convention Wednesday on Long Island.

"Sex and the City" star and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon won less than 5 percent of the vote in the process, largely controlled by Cuomo supporters. She can still secure a place on September's Democratic primary ballot by collecting voter signatures.

Republicans are holding their convention in Manhattan, where they nominated Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as their candidate for governor on Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton says the Democratic Party should stick with what she calls its "bold ideas" on education, the environment, health care and equality.

The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and presidential contender on Wednesday delivered the keynote address at the New York state Democratic convention on Long Island.

Clinton says Democrats in New York and across the country must stand up to Republicans in Washington.

While Clinton is a divisive figure for some in the Democratic Party's left wing, she received a warm welcome in her home state of New York. She described the gathering as a "family reunion."

During her speech, Clinton praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who faces a challenge from the left in the Democratic primary from "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon.

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