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Cynthia Nixon adds $4.20 donation button (for weeeeed.)

Cynthia Nixon adds $4.20 donation button (for weeeeed.)

A major New York progressive political party, the New York Working Families Party, endorsed Cynthia Nixon for New York governor, HuffPost reported.

The New York Times reports that Cuomo has also been telling unions to cut off funding for community groups that veer for Nixon, and if they don't they can "lose my number".

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

Her opponent, Governor Cuomo, has taken the avoidant "let's do more research" approach.

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

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"I am running for governor because we need a governor who will stand with the people of NY". The Working Families Party endorsement could give her a ballot line in the November general election even if Cuomo wins the Democratic nomination.

Since announcing her candidacy in March, Nixon has attacked Cuomo for his close ties to wealthy corporate donors and for allowing the state legislature to be controlled by Republicans and Democrats who caucus with them.

Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer says the governor's "record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched". NYPAN, the main New York State affiliate of Our Revolution, came out of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and has grown to 30 chapters and 8 affiliates throughout the state with thousands of grassroots members.

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

Nixon is probably best known for playing Miranda Hobbes on HBO's "Sex and the City".