Nixon gets new endorsement for NY governor race

Cynthia Nixon: Marijuana is “Effectively Legal” For White People

"The last eight years under Andrew Cuomo have been an exercise in living with disappointment and dysfunction and dishonesty", Ms. Nixon told the Party on Saturday.

"When I am governor I will push this state ambitiously, aggressively toward a 100% renewal energy economy", said Nixon, who said thousands of green jobs could be created, including in communities hard hit by "corporate polluters".

"There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana, 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", said Nixon in a video posted on Twitter Wednesday.

"I am thrilled to receive this endorsement from NYPAN and my fellow NY progressives". Executive director, Bill Lipton, says many in the party blame Cuomo for the continued control of the State Senate by Republicans, saying Cuomo didn't do enough to help Democrats win seats and mend differences.

The party's executive director, Bill Lipton, accused Cuomo on Friday of trying to stiff arm party loyalists into backing his candidacy, threatening to pressure unions who support him to end funding for certain activist groups. It's possible that pressure from progressives and people like Nixon are convincing him to possibly evolve on the issue.




She cited his efforts to move NY toward a $15 an hour minimum wage, adopt same-sex marriage, enact paid family leave and achieve a record $27 billion in funding for education.

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

A poll from mid-March shows Cuomo leading Nixon by 47 points in the primary in the deep-blue state.

Nixon announced her candidacy for governor of NY in March.

Nixon is probably best known for playing Miranda Hobbes on HBO's "Sex and the City".

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