Rich Barrabi reporting from Hofstra University.
"I'm a person", Nixon said.
"As soon as you do", Cuomo said.
"The only caveat" - the crowd groaned - "is if God strikes me dead", Cuomo said. I donate through my own personal funds'.
Nixon came equipped with statistics and an array of policy positions on topics like rent control and transit funding, which Cuomo frequently rebuffed as flawed.
"The basic dynamic of the race didn't change", says Hofstra political analyst Larry Levy.
Cuomo made news early in the debate, vowing to serve a full four-year term should he win in November. Cuomo responded by saying, "Yes, yes, yes and yes", before launching into an attack on the current president.
The two battled over everything from health care and public unions, to the state of the NY subway system. "But I think that experience doesn't mean that much if you're not actually good at governing". "I live in the world of fact", Cuomo replied. "It's about doing. This is real life".
"Why, when we have pulled out of the Paris climate accord, why have you not fought for the Climate & Community Protection Act?" You need to know how to do it'.
Three polls in recent months all had her trailing Cuomo by more than 30 percentage points.
Observers had predicted that Nixon would attempt to rattle the governor in the hopes that he would misspeak.
Gov. Cuomo: Can you please stop interrupting?
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"Can you stop lying?" asked Nixon.
"You are a corporation", Cuomo said.
You have either incompetence or corruption.
Cuomo laid out a series of reforms he said the state should adopt to deal with Albany corruption.
"Nobody has stood up to Donald Trump like I have", he said at the debate at Hofstra University on Long Island.
It was something of a triumph for Nixon that the debate had happened at all.
Nixon campaign senior advisor Rebecca Katz told WCBS-TV that because work environments are "notoriously sexist when it comes to temperature", they "just want to make sure we're all on the same page here". But this was it'.
Some believe the comment has already knocked Cuomo out of the contention for a presidential run in 2020.
'Yes, yes, yes and yes, ' he said in response.
"He's had seven-and-a-half-years to avoid this very avoidable crisis in our New York City Subway and he has done next to nothing", Nixon said.
The victor of the September 13 primary faces Republican Marc Molinaro, Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe, independent candidate Stephanie Miner and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins in the November election.