Getting Nasty: Cuomo Supporter Calls Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon An 'Unqualified Lesbian'

Mar 22, 2018, 02:03
Getting Nasty: Cuomo Supporter Calls Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon An 'Unqualified Lesbian'

George Arzt, a Democratic political consultant, said that Ms. Nixon's name recognition may allow her to do better than the last candidate to challenge the governor in the party's primary in 2014. Just 40% of New York Democrats have any opinion of Nixon at this point. Is this a serious bid?

In an interview with New York Post published on Wednesday, Quinn slammed Nixon for endorsing Bill de Blasio over her in the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor. "People from the left, the right and everybody in between thinks that Governor Cuomo has to leave".

Cuomo, 60, the son of late New York Governor Mario Cuomo, is seeking his third term. He was able to go after Lieberman for being too conservative and for voting for the Iraq War, which was ideal for Democratic voters in a year in which they were very upset with the war and Republican President George W. Bush.

Nixon has been an active voice for freedom and human rights among the New York Jewish community, despite not being Jewish herself.

In three more tweets, Quinn explained how she has had her sexual identity weaponized in previous races, and that because Nixon was so vocally opposed to her candidacy years ago despite her credentials, that she was trying to draw a comparison. "I've experienced [discrimination] time and time again, and would never support it or condone it..." By contrast, Quinn argued, Cuomo had already proven his competence and progressive values by passing a $15 minimum wage and marriage quality, and "opposing fracking".

While leaders of liberal organizations may still be frustrated with Cuomo, the reality may be different among actual voters.

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

Cuomo's office had no immediate comment. Progressive activists have accused Cuomo of tacitly allowing for this arrangement to continue, although he now supports a plan for reunification between the IDC and the mainline Democrats.

In an opinion poll by Siena College, Cuomo held a lead over Nixon of 66 percent to 19 percent, according to results released on Monday before Nixon's announcement. The New York Daily News first reported Gillibrand's endorsement.

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. She was even heavily involved in the campaign process. "This is a time to move away from celebrity and toward progressive leadership".

It's a left-flank strategy that has had success against Cuomo in the past - almost unknown liberal activist and law professor Zephyr Teachout garnered a surprising 34 percent of the vote in the 2014 Democratic primary. But Cuomo still won 60-33 by rolling up big totals downstate.

Jefrey Pollock, pollster and political adviser to Cuomo and other prominent Democrats, said that celebrity isn't likely to trump governing experience in the voting booth. He defeated relative unknown Zephyr Teachout, but she scored a little over 33% of the vote. Greer said that "smart women" are Cuomo's "Achilles' heel".

"We are exhausted of fake corporate Democrats who won't lift a finger unless their donors say it's okay", said Ms. Nixon, speaking in a church auditorium in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Brooklyn.