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Dems say Miner may announce governor run as independent on Tuesday
… The possibility she will take the plunge has left some Dems shaking their heads. They say she has little chance of winning but instead could help Republican gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro’s chances, especially if Nixon loses the Democratic primary but stays on the Working Families Party line.
In that scenario, Miner, Nixon, and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins could draw away enough votes from Cuomo that Molinaro would need far below 50% to actually win, they say.…
Some suggested having Miner on the ballot could give anti-Cuomo Democratic forces another choice should Nixon decide not to run on the Working Families Party line if she loses the primary to Cuomo.
A poll while Miner was still mayor last year showed Cuomo defeating her in a gubernatorial matchup in her home city of Syracuse.