Republican Marc Molinaro is looking to buck the blue wave and topple Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York’s governor’s race — but it’s an uphill climb against an incumbent with a lot of advantages.

Cuomo is far ahead in the polls and fundraising in his bid for a third term. He’s sought to tie Molinaro to President Donald Trump and during a debate Tuesday said Molinaro represents a party hostile to women, gays and minorities.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro, right, argue during the New York gubernatorial debate hosted by CBS 2 and WCBS Newsradio 880, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)

While Molinaro says he didn’t vote for Trump, Cuomo is counting on big turnout from voters looking to push back on Republicans.

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate and county executive in Dutchess County Marc Molinaro speaks to reporters after the New York gubernatorial debate hosted by CBS 2 and WCBS Newsradio 880, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)

Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, says Cuomo has failed to address the upstate economy, crumbling infrastructure and political corruption.

Also running are Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins, Libertarian Larry Sharpe and independent Stephanie Miner.

Source: The Associated Press

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