Cynthia Nixon wins Working Families Party support against Andrew Cuomo

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Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon was endorsed today by New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN), formally committing to work together to advance election reform, racial and social justice, and take on the democratic establishment in the race for New York governor.

More than 91% of party's state committee members voted to support her at a meeting in Albany on Saturday.

"I am so incredibly excited to have earned the endorsement from the Working Families Party, the heart & soul of communities across the state".

Labor unions allied with Cuomo said Friday they would withdraw from the Working Families Party.

NYPAN co-chair Traci Strickland stated: "Cynthia Nixon, who, unlike the incumbent, is not an ambitious career politician, is not deterred by Cuomo's horde of millions of campaign dollars collected nearly exclusively from the 1% of corporate polluters, hedge fund billionaires, real estate speculators and other rich special interests".

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"The last eight years under Andrew Cuomo have been an exercise in living with disappointment, dysfunction, and dishonesty", said Nixon.

After releasing a video on Wednesday where she officially called for the legalization of marijuana in New York, Nixon said her campaign received a ton of donations for $4.20. Those same members will vote again next month on formally nominating her for the party's line on the ballot.

He narrowly won the party's nod in 2014 over primary challenger Zephyr Teachout, and he faced the prospect of losing to Nixon on Saturday.

She announced her campaign in mid-March, running left of 2-term Governor Andrew Cuomo. NY state does have a medical marijuana program, though it is extremely restrictive.

The Working Families Party said it was pleased to show independence from Cuomo, the Democratic Party's flagbearer.

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