Sex And The City's Cynthia Nixon to run for governor

Christine Quinn bashes ‘unqualified lesbian’ Cynthia Nixon

She will be running for governor of NY on a platform of improving subways, funding public schools, ending mass incarceration, and affordable housing.

The email fundraiser, which includes the unqualified lesbian quote, describes Quinn, without mentioning her by name, as a top surrogate for incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "Now, she wants an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of NY".

In a campaign video posted on social media, she said: "We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty".

NY candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon. NY1 reported earlier this month that Nixon had hired Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers, alumni of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's 2013 campaign.

"His inhumane budgets have been passed on the backs of our children, our elderly, our working class, and people of color", she said.

A day after officially announcing her New York State gubernatorial run, Cynthia Nixon delivered a fiery speech in front of nearly 100 local residents and reporters in Brownsville yesterday.

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Speaking in Brooklyn she criticised inequality in the state, which she blamed on policy choices such as tax cuts for corporations and wealthier New Yorkers, and called out alleged corruption in state government.

"I'm not just an actor, a mother or a wife, I'm also a New Yorker", she told the crowd. While falling short of apologizing, she said it was not her intention to suggest "Nixon's identity has any bearing on her candidacy".

UPDATED 5:29 p.m. E.T.: Christine Quinn has issued a statement apologizing for her remarks against Cynthia Nixon.

Nixon also blames Cuomo for condoning a splinter group of Democrats in the state senate, the Independent Democratic Conference, which she says has kept Republicans in power in that chamber throughout Cuomo's tenure. I too want to scream every time I ride the MTA. She was even heavily involved in the campaign process. "Participating in rallies is important". He also noted that it's hard for first-time candidates to gain name recognition in the state, even if they are celebrities. Show me a compelling reason to cast my vote - and for my teenage daughter to cast her first ever vote - in your direction.

The Trump presidency has mobilised Democrats and led to an unprecedented surge in women running for office at state and federal elections this November - polls widely considered as a referendum on the Trump White House. I worked alongside her in the marriage fight, and I believe she was incredibly eloquent and incredibly effective.

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