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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first one-on-one debate in 12 years, will square off on Wednesday against actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging him from the left for the Democratic nomination to contest November’s election.

For Nixon, who is seeking office for the first time, the debate just two weeks before the Sept. 13 gubernatorial primary may be her best opportunity to convince voters she has a chance of upsetting Cuomo, a potential 2020 presidential candidate who is running for his third term.

The article goes on to state the following:

Three polls in recent months all had Nixon trailing Cuomo by more than 30 percentage points.

“It’s Cynthia Nixon’s ‘do or die’ moment. She has to score points somehow,” Hank Sheinkopf, who previously advised Cuomo as a Democratic strategist, said in a telephone interview. “She’s got to get a really significant knockout in order to get herself into the campaign because she’s not really in it.”

Cuomo, whose father, Mario Cuomo, also served as New York governor, comes from one of the state’s most powerful Democratic families. He has a long record of government service and had raised nearly 50 times more money than Nixon, according to financial disclosures filed last month.

Nixon is best known for her portrayal of lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the HBO show “Sex and the City,” for which she won an Emmy. The New York City native has also been a longtime champion of causes such as better schools and equal rights for gays and lesbians.

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