Working Families Party Endorses Nixon, Despite Pressure From Cuomo

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Cynthia Nixon, the actress and Democratic activist, got a boost in her bid to be the next governor of NY when leaders of the liberal Working Families Party endorsed her over the weekend.

Cynthia Nixon, second from left, poses for photos with members of the Working Families Party, including co-chair Karen Scharff, second from right, after securing the party's endorsement Saturday at the Albany Hilton.

Since announcing her candidacy in March, Nixon has attacked Cuomo for his close ties to wealthy corporate donors and for allowing the state legislature to be controlled by Republicans and Democrats who caucus with them. That experience, which resulted in plenty of bad blood between Cuomo and the WFP, undoubtedly set the stage for Saturday's endorsement.

The endorsement from the small but influential party was expected after Cuomo pulled out of the running late Friday as union leaders split over whom the party should endorse.

"We're pulling out the stops to get out the vote for Cynthia Nixon for Governor". She is challenging current NY governor Andrew Cuomo - who is running for a third term - for the Democratic party nomination.


Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer says the governor's "record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched".

She said that NY would be different if she were in charge, she promised to end cash bail, make NY a sanctuary state for immigrants, and phase out fossil fuels. Despite the attention here campaign's received online, most polls show her trailing Cuomo by almost 50 points.

Cynthia Nixon wants to be New York's next governor.

Nixon is probably best known for her role as one of the stars in the TV show "Sex and the City" from the early 2000s, and has also won an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy award. "We can build a movement that can win, but only if we all come together".

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