The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has defeated Democratic primary contender Cynthia Nixon to win his party's nomination for a third term.
Cuomo had much greater financial resources for the showdown, and polls indicated he had a dominant advantage before Thursday's primaries.
Nixon, an activist and former star of "Sex and the City," had hoped to become the last defiant Liberal to overthrow a powerful inmate.
The Cuomo campaign rejected it as inexperienced and promoted the governor's job to reject President Donald Trump.
His victory comes despite several missteps, including a widely condemned commercial that questioned Nixon's support of the Jewish people. Nixon has two Jewish children and called the attack "sordid."
The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, defeated the main Democratic candidate, Cynthia Nixon Thuyrsday. He is accompanied by his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, as he places his primary ballot on a scanner in Kisco, New York.
Electoral officers direct New York governor candidate Cynthia Nixon to her primary voting area on Thursday in New York
Nixon took to Twitter Thursday night to thank everyone who helped her on the trip.
Cuomo will now face Republican Marc Molinaro and independent Stephanie Miner in November's general election.
Nixon took to Twitter Thursday night to thank his supporters for their support during the trip.
"I want to thank all volunteers, supporters and voters of #TeamCynthia who dedicated their time to defend the progressive message of our campaign.
I am very proud of all the work we have done to build a New York that works for all of us. #CynthiaForNY, "wrote Nixon.
Cuomo and Nixon made their final pitches in the early afternoon as the closing of their Democratic primary competition approached.
Cuomo spoke to reporters after issuing his own ballot in Westchester County on Thursday and said he is the best-qualified candidate not only to govern but also to reject President Trump.
Nixon posed for photos with his followers in Manhattan's Union Square before voting Thursday at a community center.
Cuomo appeared at a polling station in the suburb of Mount Kisco with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee.
The actress and activist has failed Cuomo's handling of the metro's aging city and said he is not a true liberal.
Democratic primary voters on Thursday also elect candidates for the attorney general and the state Legislature in the country's final primaries before election day.