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Cynthia Nixon Wins Major Progressive Endorsement For New York Primary

Cynthia Nixon Wins Major Progressive Endorsement For New York Primary

The party describes itself as the state's progressive political party.

"I am so proud to accept the endorsement of the Working Families Party", Nixon told the enthusiastic crowd of progressive and activist groups.

Labor unions allied with Cuomo said Friday they would withdraw from the Working Families Party.

"We're pulling out the stops to get out the vote for Cynthia Nixon for Governor".

"The last eight years under Andrew Cuomo have been an exercise in living with disappointment, dysfunction, and dishonesty", said Nixon.

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NY has a medical marijuana program and has decriminalized small amounts of pot, but racial disparities in punishment remain even though white people and people of color use the drug at similar rates. The Working Families Party endorsement could give her a ballot line in the November general election even if Cuomo wins the Democratic nomination.

Nixon announced her candidacy for governor of NY in March.

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. It's possible that pressure from progressives and people like Nixon are convincing him to possibly evolve on the issue.

Nixon is probably best known for her role as one of the stars in the TV show "Sex and the City" from the early 2000s, and has also won an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy award.

"If by some fluke I do not, then I will confer with the Working Families Party, and we will sit down together, and we will hash it out".