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Landslide Andrew: What Cuomo’s Miserable Margin Means for 2016

Seeking to interpret a single primary election as a harbinger of future national political trends is something of a mug’s game. Nonetheless, it is difficult not to look at Andrew Cuomo’s 62%-34% primary victory margin in yesterday’s Democratic primary in New York State and not notice a few things that might have bearing on the 2016 election cycle. There are, to be certain, some things about this primary that are specific to this race including the general air of scandal that has surrounded Governor Cuomo for months, the lack of any competitive statewide races driving turnout, and even that the Governor is as Barack Obama once said of Hillary Clinton “likable enough.”

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