Nixon gets new endorsement for NY governor race


Cynthia Nixon's campaign for governor continues with her latest video about why she supports legalizing the use of recreational marijuana in NY.

More than 91% of party's state committee members voted to support her at a meeting in Albany on Saturday. The Working Families Party endorsement could give her a ballot line in the November general election even if Cuomo wins the Democratic nomination. Some WFP leaders left the group in apparent solidarity with Cuomo, highlighting a growing rift within the state's Democratic Party. But Cuomo said Friday he would not seek its backing this year.

Nixon is mounting a progressive challenge against Cuomo.

Even if Nixon's long-shot campaign to defeat Cuomo in the Democratic primary were to succeed, the governor's name would nearly certainly still be on the ballot in November. Though technically a separate party, it tends to endorse and support progressive candidates from the major parties.

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After the vote, the governor's campaign issued a statement, saying, in part "The governor's record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched from delivering a $15 minimum wage, marriage equality, the strongest gun safety laws in the nation, free college tuition, paid family leave, ending fingerprinting for food stamps, and a record $27 billion in funding for education". Despite the attention here campaign's received online, most polls show her trailing Cuomo by almost 50 points.

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.