Published: Tue, March 20, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Cuomo touts 'wins' as Cynthia Nixon enters race

Cuomo touts 'wins' as Cynthia Nixon enters race

The actress Cynthia Nixon launched a campaign for the highest political office in the state of NY yesterday, beginning an eye-catching bid to unseat a two-term Democratic governor and possible presidential contender whose hopes of a third term have seemed all but assured.

"I was given chances I just don't see for most of New York's kids today", she said. She also accuses Cuomo of allowing NY to become "the most unequal state in the country" when it comes to income.

"Our leaders are letting us down", Nixon says in the video. "We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty".

The same poll found that when voters were asked whether they would like Cuomo to be governor again, 48 percent said "yes", while 46 percent say they'd prefer someone else.

Nixon's entry sets up a September primary for the Democratic party's nomination. She noted that for the past 17 years, she's been "fighting for better schools, better health care, and LGBTQ equality".

In addition to the announcement, Nixon has launched her campaign's website, through which supporters can make donations. "I'm not nervous about whoever runs", Cuomo said on March 14, per the New York Times.

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Nixon enters a Democratic field that also includes Cuomo and former state senator Terry Gipson, of Rhinebeck, N.Y. Nixon says over dramatic music. "How did we let this happen?"

The Governor of NY is the chief executive of the state, the head of the executive branch of its state government and also the commander-in-chief of its military and naval forces.

With the lines between Hollywood and Washington permanently blurred, Cynthia Nixon is the latest celebrity to announce plans to run for office. "We could fix our crumbling subway system by providing the MTA the money we were promised for repairs, and stop asking New York City or its riders to clean up Governor Cuomo's mess", she writes. She has never held public office.

A poll by Siena College shows Cuomo is ahead of Nixon among Democrats 66 to 19 percent, according to the New York Times, though that poll was released before Nixon officially entered the race.

Cuomo in January reported having $30.5 million in his campaign account.

Since winning reelection in 2014, Cuomo has hewed a bit to the left.

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