There are also multiple people hoping to get your support in primaries for attorney general, lieutenant governor, and several town ballot races as well.
"With anti-Semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can't take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon, who won't stand strong for our Jewish communities", the mailer said. To that end, she has run aggressively on a campaign to fix the subway, pinning the decrepit state of the system on her opponent. One of Cuomo's former top aides was found guilty on corruption charges in March, while a number of other onetime Albany heavyweights have faced similar charges. The Times, which endorsed Cuomo, called the mailer "a disgrace", and Randi Weingarten, a Cuomo supporter whose wife is the rabbi at a synagogue that Nixon attends, said the notion that Nixon is anti-Semitic is a "baseless lie", New York Magazine reported.
Cuomo also drew criticism for a mailer sent out by the state Democratic party linking Nixon to antisemitism and falsely accusing her of supporting a movement to boycott Israel.
"It is apples and oranges, and to disclose an off the record exchange that had been agreed to by the New York Post is a violation of journalistic ethics", Collins added.
"To break through, that requires a lot of money and organization", he told AFP.
While he seldom mentions her name, Cuomo has taken her seriously as a political threat.
The stakes are high for Mr. Cuomo even if he wins, according to Jeanne Zaino, professor of political science at Iona College in NY.
"Governor Cuomo was bitter and divisive until the very end", said Senior Campaign Strategist Rebecca Katz in a statement. Bernie Sanders and the editorial board of the New York Times, which said she is well prepared to serve as a firewall against the Trump administration and keep tabs on "a state government in which ethics can seem a mere inconvenience".
Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and former Hillary Clinton adviser Leecia Eve have all vowed to be a legal thorn in the Republican president's side.
Mr. Maloney is seeking to become the state's first gay attorney general, while Ms. James and Ms. Eve are running to become the first black woman elected to statewide office in NY. "He's governed like a Republican".
The victor of the primary will face Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, an independent, in the November general election.