Published: Thu, March 22, 2018
Medical | By Josefina Yates

Cynthia Nixon Takes Aim At Cuomo In 1st Campaign Event

Cynthia Nixon Takes Aim At Cuomo In 1st Campaign Event

Called on the current governor to step up spending on education, and said she would commit to bringing an end to racial and economic inequality in the state.

Nixon brushed off Quinn's criticism of her, saying that "her being a lesbian and my being a lesbian" is not the issue.

"The digital fundraising blitz by Nixon campaign manager Nicole Aro refers to "gutter politics" comments by former Council Speaker Christine Quinn in Tuesday's Post".

Nixon, the actress and activist who launched a primary bid against two-term incumbent Cuomo this week, made her first campaign appearance before of a largely black audience in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on Tuesday.

And she revealed the pair have had a history, explaining Sarah Jessica Parker's pal previously opposed her decision to run for Mayor of the city.

Nixon also brushed off Quinn's interview with The Post. If successful, Nixon will become the first female and first openly gay NY governor.

On a frigid Tuesday morning in Brooklyn, Cynthia Nixon, in her first official campaign venture, made the case for herself to become the next governor of NY, an impassioned liberal who would lead vigorously from the left. "Her being a lesbian and my being a lesbian" is not the issue, she said.

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"She's also been an active activist, but there's a big difference from running the state of NY and speaking at a rally", she said.

The celebrity turned politician did not hold back as she blamed Cuomo for much of what is ailing her hometown NY.

"I am not just an actor or a mother or a wife, I'm also a New Yorker", Nixon said. Any experience. So hear me out: What if TV stars who've never held down a public service job running for office actually isn't a good idea? "On health care, ending massive incarceration, fixing our broken subway", Nixon said in a video announcing her candidacy. "Being an actress and celebrity doesn't make you qualified for public office". He also noted that it's hard for first-time candidates to gain name recognition in the state, even if they are celebrities.

In a four-part tweet, which presumably was prompted by an adverse reaction (see below), Christine Quinn subsequently apologized in a way, insisting that "Cynthia Nixon's identity has no bearing on her candidacy" and reaffirming that the basis of her remarks revolved around qualifications for office or lack thereof. I too want to scream every time I ride the MTA.

The answer is yes: She has a chance to make a strong showing (certainly better than what Siena's poll showed) and there's even a small chance of victory.

"I've got to say, I'm not anti-Chris Quinn", Nixon says back then. "I would never, EVER, criticize someone due to their identity", she began one tweet. I worked alongside her in the marriage fight, and I believe she was incredibly eloquent and incredibly effective. I love NY, I never wanted to live anywhere else'.

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