Cuomo's Democratic Challenger Is an 'Unqualified Lesbian — Liberal CNN Contributor

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Nixon concluded her speech noting the "historic nature" of her campaign. "I allowed an hour and a half for what should have been a 30-minute ride".

"Thousands of women all over America are running for office for the first time and we're realizing that if we want things to change, we have to do it for ourselves", she said. "And I know it's imperative that we encourage more members of our community to run for office". The subway is the lifeblood of our city.

Reached on Monday, the New York Working Families Party, which backed Cuomo in 2014 after a contentious internal debate, told CNN they hadn't yet reached a decision for 2018.

Subway ridership has nearly doubled since the 1990s, from 1 billion annual riders to almost 2 billion riders in 2015, according to the Federal Transit Administration.

Nixon blames Cuomo for not doing enough to address the city and state's transportation crisis. She was even heavily involved in the campaign process.

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The liberal activist and "Sex and the City" actress took aim at Cuomo in her first official campaign appearance, telling the audience at the Bethesda Healing Center in Brooklyn that she had just made it to the event "in the nick of time" because of subway delays that she blamed on "Cuomo's MTA". She'll need those Democrats to fund-and win-her race.

Nixon said Cuomo and his "cronies" have not cleaned up Albany but have "cleaned up for themselves".

After much speculation, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon announced Monday that she is officially throwing her hat in the NY gubernatorial race. She cited a former Cuomo top aide, Joseph Percoco, who was convicted this month on federal bribery and fraud charges.

Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon is running for Governor of NY.

Nixon got a pass from state Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox, the son-in-law of the late Richard Nixon.

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"Too numerous majority black and brown schools in our very segregated system are underfunded and over-policed", she said.

"I'm surprised by this race".

However, Nixon is more than just an actress seeking office, she is a well-connected, longtime activist for progressive causes in NY and around the country.

Quinn asked. "Democrats should be united and focusing on winning control of the State Senate and taking back the House of Representatives". Her video shows her walking her young daughter to school as she talks about being a proud public school parent.

In an interview with The Post, Quinn called the "Sex and the City" star an "unqualified lesbian".

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