Cynthia Nixon Receives Endorsement from New York Progressive Action Network

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The Working Families Party also endorsed New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams for Lieutenant Governor. The Working Families Party endorsement could give her a ballot line in the November general election even if Cuomo wins the Democratic nomination.

The endorsement from the small but influential party was expected after Cuomo pulled out of the running late Friday as union leaders split over whom the party should endorse.

Cuomo's backers denied he threatened members of the party, and several major unions dropped out of the party on Friday.

"I'm not naming names, but anybody who says they would not accept the endorsement of the Working Families Party is not a true progressive in New York State", Williams said.

Part of Nixon's strategy to upset Cuomo in the gubernatorial race is tapping into the Black and Latino voter base, which Cuomo has historically received strong support from.

Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer on Saturday said Cuomo's "record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched". In a recent video she posted, Nixon explained: "I believe it is time for NY to follow the lead of eight other states and D.C., and legalize recreational marijuana".

A poll from mid-March shows Cuomo leading Nixon by 47 points in the primary in the deep-blue state.

"Big donors and powerful political insiders have held too much power in Albany for too long", Lipton said in a statement. I have seen firsthand the hard work NYPAN have been doing to organize for a better, more progressive NY, and stand up to Governor Cuomo's destructive policies by demanding we take big money out of politics once again.

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