Although Nixon is challenging a relatively popular governor with $30 million in his campaign coffers, experts are divided on whether she has a credible path to victory in the September primary. Instead, Quinn has blasted Nixon in pointed terms as an "unqualified lesbian."
In Cuomo's first public remarks since Nixon, an education activist, declared she would challenge him for the Democratic Party's nomination, Cuomo said in Manhattan, "We're in a democracy, anybody can run, anybody can say whatever they want to say". It also made note of the state's role in operating New York City's antiquated and much maligned subway system.
Nixon said as governor she will address the rampant inequality that plagues NY state, noting that the top one percent of New Yorkers make 45 times as much what the other 99 percent of New Yorkers make combined. Ms. Nixon, 51, is an ally of New York's mayor and is employing some of the same strategists who once helped Mr.de Blasio. Andrew Cuomo (D) - went after Nixon on Tuesday for endorsing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over her in the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor.
"She's also been an active activist, but there's a big difference from running the state of NY and speaking at a rally", she said.
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Team Nixon apparently is wasting no time in trying to fill its campaign coffers after the Quinn comment, the New York Post reports, calling upon supporters to send the Democratic establishment a message, which would thereby, the news outlet claims, "spin a political attack...into political gold". "Being an actress and celebrity doesn't make you qualified for public office", Quinn said.
However, Nixon is more than just an actress seeking office, she is a well-connected, longtime activist for progressive causes in NY and around the country. He also noted that it's hard for first-time candidates to gain name recognition in the state, even if they are celebrities. "And I'm running for governor because I love this state". "Participating in rallies is important".
'I want to be clear about that.
On top of all this Evan Handler, who played Charlotte's adorable second husband, even suggested that he should join her, joking, 'Has a movement begun...?'
Quinn also made the point to clarify her criticism, going on Twitter to explain that she did not intend to bash Nixon's sexuality and identity. And that's why, until I see enough evidence that Cynthia Nixon can be an effective leader to change my mind, I'm not with her.
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