Nixon said on Tuesday at her campaign kick off event that she is running as a government outsider.
You know what? That's not an impressive endorsement.
"I've got to say, I'm not anti-Chris Quinn".
"We hear all the time about how the big money interests control DC", Nixon said. Another person even said that, although Christine claimed she did not criticize someone over identity, Christine reduced Cynthia's candidacy to LGBT identity. Ms. Nixon has used "her celebrity to elevate the voices of black and brown parents", said Ms. Ansari, while Mr. Cuomo "has been screwing over our kids". "Now she wants to be an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York", Christine said.
It's a left-flank strategy that has had success against Cuomo in the past - almost unknown liberal activist and law professor Zephyr Teachout garnered a surprising 34 percent of the vote in the 2014 Democratic primary.
Can she mount a serious challenge to Andrew Cuomo? "I allowed an hour and a half for what should have been a 30-minute ride".
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"I stand by my belief that she is unqualified to be the governor of NY, but sincerely apologize for the impression my comment clearly delivered".
Quinn praised Cuomo, citing his campaign to raise the minimum wage as proof of his success as governor. "I would never, EVER, criticize someone due to their identity", Quinn tweeted Tuesday afternoon. And providing a list of the problems isn't the same as a concrete action plan of solutions.
But Nixon is no fringe candidate. If she had no track record whatsoever, hell yes.
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Over the months to come, Nixon will have to unveil detailed descriptions of her proposals for improving the state.
Splashed across the top of her website are more hints of her campaign's coming focus. Quinn explained to the New York Post that back in 2013, Nixon chose to endorse current NYC mayor Bill De Blasio over her when she ran against him in the Democratic primary that year. But then, why did she bring it up? That she has an understanding of the process of governing. She said that Nixon also will be able to make inroads with voters who oppose the Independent Democratic Conference, a breakaway group of eight Democrats in the state Senate who share power with Senate Republicans. That's not enough for my daughters. 'I was given chances I just don't see for most of New York's kids today'. I worked alongside her in the marriage fight, and I believe she was incredibly eloquent and incredibly effective.