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Working Families Party endorses Nixon

Apr 16, 2018 5:15 am

David Lombardo is reporting for the Times Union the Working Families Party announced its endorsement of Cynthia Nixon for governor during its annual meeting at the Albany Hilton April 14. "I am indebted to you today and everyday because you are the heart and soul of the progressive New York that we want to create," Nixon told nearly 200 party members and affiliates. A decision late the night before by Cuomo not to seek the Working Families endorsement came after Nixon lined up support from key allies to the Working Families, such as Citizen Action and New York Communities for Change. However, despite gaining new statewide champions in Nixon and lieutenant governor candidate Jumaane [JOO-mahn-ee] Williams, the party lost the support of major unions. Working Families state director Bill Lipton said the decisions of unions to abandon the party stemmed from threats by Cuomo. The unions rejected that narrative, saying they will form a new labor union line on the November ballot. Lipton acknowledged it was a "rough week" for the party, but said they would remain committed to working on issues that labor unions care about. "Our friends are in a tight spot and we respect their decision," he said. Read the full story in the Times Union.

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