Cynthia Nixon Wins Major Progressive Endorsement For New York Primary

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While it is no big secret that the "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of NY.

Part of Nixon's strategy to upset Cuomo in the gubernatorial race is tapping into the Black and Latino voter base, which Cuomo has historically received strong support from. It endorsed Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo four years ago.

In the clip, she continues "There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana", adding "but for me, it comes down to this: We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity".

"I am thrilled to receive this endorsement from NYPAN and my fellow NY progressives". Those same members will vote again next month on formally nominating her for the party's line on the ballot. Though technically a separate party, it tends to endorse and support progressive candidates from the major parties.

But in 2014, the party started to fracture as some liberal groups grew disenchanted with Cuomo's moderate record and his relationship with Republicans who control the state Senate. Nixon made a point to criticize such tactics on Saturday, and she had already been characterizing Cuomo as a Trump-like bully.

"To endorse Cynthia Nixon is a very, very courageous thing to do", Zephyr Teachout, who ran against Cuomo in 2014, told the Times of the WFP's decision, which more than 90 percent of the progressive party's representatives supported. Cuomo soon followed to say he too would not seek the party's nod.

She announced her campaign in mid-March, running left of 2-term Governor Andrew Cuomo. NYPAN, the main New York State affiliate of Our Revolution, came out of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and has grown to 30 chapters and 8 affiliates throughout the state with thousands of grassroots members. There were also published reports that said the governor urged the unions to withdraw funding from community groups within the Working Families Party.

Nixon is probably best known for playing Miranda Hobbes on HBO's "Sex and the City". "We can build a movement that can win, but only if we all come together".

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