NEW YORK (AP) — After a night of silence, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made his first public remarks following his victory in Thursday’s Democratic primary, appearing at his office in Manhattan to cite his big win over Cynthia Nixon as evidence that liberal voters want results, not rhetoric.
Cuomo, who did not hold an election night victory party and issued only a brief tweet on election night, spoke Friday with a tinge of bitterness in his voice as he chafed at Nixon’s campaign message that he wasn’t a true progressive.
He said voters had agreed with him, saying, “I received more votes in the Democratic primary than any governor in history.”
Cuomo also dismissed the idea that established Democrats are in danger of being tossed out of office by young, leftist candidates.