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'Stop interrupting.' 'Stop lying.' For 60 minutes, Andrew Cuomo debates Cynthia Nixon.

'Stop interrupting.' 'Stop lying.' For 60 minutes, Andrew Cuomo debates Cynthia Nixon.

The fight between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon began, as so many New York arguments begin, with a dispute about the subway.

Cuomo, who is seeking a third term this year, had begun his first and only debate with Nixon by promising not to run for president. Nixon, who had never before run for any office – and who trails Cuomo in every public poll – began on the attack, saying that the governor is a "corporate, corrupt Democrat," a line she has used on the trail.

Over the next hour, the governor surprised Nixon by going negative, ripping into his challenger as a phony who concealed her tax records (she has not) and would...

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