NY Governor Cuomo Addresses Cynthia Nixon Run

FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Cynthia Nixon participates in the 2017 Tony Awards Meet the Nominees press day at the Sofitel New York hotel in New York. Former “Sex and the City” Nixon says she’ll challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York’s Democratic primary in September. Her announcement Monday, March 19, 2018, sets up a race pitting an openly gay liberal activist against a two-term incumbent with a $30 million war chest and possible presidential ambitions.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Cynthia Nixon participates in the 2017 Tony Awards Meet the Nominees press day at the Sofitel New York hotel in New York. Former “Sex and the City” Nixon says she’ll challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York’s Democratic primary in September. Her announcement Monday, March 19, 2018, sets up a race pitting an openly gay liberal activist against a two-term incumbent with a $30 million war chest and possible presidential ambitions.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

A spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo is responding to the gubernatorial candidacy of liberal activist Cynthia Nixon by saying Cuomo has delivered more progressive wins than any other Democrat in the country.

Former “Sex and the City” star Nixon tweeted Monday that she’ll challenge Cuomo in New York’s Democratic primary in September. In a campaign video, the public education advocate said, “We want our government to work again.”

 

Nixon in recent speeches has called on Democrats nationally to carve out a strong liberal identity instead of being merely the “anti-Trump party.” Cuomo’s campaign said the two-term governor’s progressive wins include legalized gay marriage, tough gun laws, a $15 minimum wage, expanded school funding and a ban on a drilling technique known as fracking.