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Cynthia Nixon takes campaign to late night

Apr 19, 2018 7:00 am

The Times Union is reporting Democrat gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon made an appearance on "The Late Show with Steven Colbert" April 18. Nixon made the case for her candidacy and explained why her celebrity run for office was different than President Donald Trump's campaign two years ago. "I'm running because I am a life-long New Yorker and I love this state and I just know we could do so much better," Nixon told Colbert. "Because we're a blue state, we're a proudly Democratic state but we've got a governor in there who governs like a Republican." Colbert suggested that Trump's experience in the White House shows amateurs might not be the best choice for higher office. "Should governor of New York before the first job you have?" he asked. "I don't think there is anything wrong with celebrity in politics. It gives you a platform but it's what do you choose to do with that platform," Nixon said.
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