Yikes. the New York Democrat gubernatorial primary race is getting a little heated.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that if Gov. Andrew Cuomo really made threats against grassroots organizations that have endorsed his challenger, Cynthia Nixon, then he’s using tactics of “dictatorships, not democracies.”
The mayor made the comments during a visit to a housing project in Brooklyn and emphasized that he was reacting to reports that Cuomo threatened progressive groups affiliated with unions in the Working Families Party.
The party, which backed Cuomo in his last two elections, is going with Nixon this year.
“That’s not the way to do things,” de Blasio said.