Cynthia Nixon accepts endorsement from NY's Working Families Party

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The New York Working Families Party has officially endorsed Cynthia Nixon for Governor in her primary battle with Andrew Cuomo.

More than 91% of party's state committee members voted to support her at a meeting in Albany on Saturday.

When the nod becomes official at the party's nominating convention next month, it would give Nixon a critical line on the November ballot if she loses the Democratic primary in September.

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

As governor, Cynthia would fight for a progressive agenda in NY by supporting policies to provide health care for all, legalize marijuana, and take corporate money out of politics. NY state does have a medical marijuana program, though it is extremely restrictive.


She announced her campaign in mid-March, running left of 2-term Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The moves are the latest in a bruising battle for the democratic nomination between the favored incumbent Cuomo and the upstart newcomer Nixon.

"The schism between the progressive unions who founded the WFP and some of its member organization is unfortunate", Fashouer said.

Cynthia Nixon wants to be New York's next governor. There were also published reports that said the governor urged the unions to withdraw funding from community groups within the Working Families Party.

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.

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