ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In New York state government news, campaign season officially gets underway as the state Democratic and Republican parties hold their nominating conventions.
Both will be held Tuesday and Wednesday. The Democrats are meeting on Long Island and the GOP in Manhattan.
Two-term incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to easily win the Democratic nomination, though he's still facing a spirited challenge from "Sex and the City" actress and political activist Cynthia Nixon. She's expected to appear on the September primary ballot.
Another question for the Democrats is whom to nominate for attorney general to replace Eric Schneiderman. He resigned after being accused of assaulting women he dated. So far, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is the only official candidate.
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