Former gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon took some credit for pushing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to the left on issues like reproductive rights and legalizing marijuana.
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Cynthia Nixon fell to Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday night, but the insurgent candidates who challenged former members of the Independent Democratic Conference sailed to victory.
Women running in New York, like Cynthia Nixon, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Zephyr Teachout, have campaigned alongside each other, strategically forming a "sisterhood" to overthrow a bloc of sitting male incumbents.
She had a good run.
"I was a daughter for a long time and then I became a mother," she said. "I became more comfortable with the idea of my own opinion mattering and being able to say it out loud."
At Wednesday night's New York gubernatorial debate, Nixon and opponent Governor Andrew Cuomo clashed over who was more "corporate."
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Cynthia Nixon has a more progressive stance on recreational marijuana than her primary opponent, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Nixon’s campaign is out to de-glitter New York and show that this Democratic stronghold actually kinda sucks for a lot of Democratic voters.
"It's refreshing to be pandered to."