The Countdown: Jumaane Williams enters NY governor's race; Trouble brews for Cuomo

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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Jumaane Willams is jumping into the race for New York governor as trouble brews for Andrew Cuomo over his pandemic book.

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Today's political headlines:

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams announces run for New York governor

Democrat Jumaane Williams, New York City's elected public advocate, is running for governor, making the self-described activist perhaps the most progressive contestant yet to get into a race already featuring two formidable and potentially history-making candidates.

Ethics commission revokes prior approval of Cuomo's book deal, threatening $5.1 million

Commissioners on New York state's ethics commission voted 12-1 Tuesday to revoke the body's prior approval of ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $5.1 million book deal.

Wyoming GOP votes to stop recognizing Liz Cheney as a Republican

The Wyoming Republican Party will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in its second formal rebuke for her criticism of former President Donald Trump.

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