The Working Families Party of New York (WFP) announced on Saturday its endorsement of Cynthia Nixon, at a meeting where the activist and actress called herself a candidate “who will stand with the people.”
The endorsement, was hinted at on Friday when two influential labor unions—the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Communications Workers of America—announced they were cutting ties with the state party, signaling their support for incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Since announcing her candidacy in March, Nixon has attacked Cuomo for his close ties to wealthy corporate donors and for allowing the state legislature to be controlled by Republicans and Democrats who caucus with them.
“It’s hard for some Democrats to do right when they’re getting millions and millions to do wrong,” she said at a meeting of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) on Friday. “The time is up for corporate Democrats.”
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