Published: Wed, March 21, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Cynthia Nixon is 'an unqualified lesbian' says New York Democrats leader

Cynthia Nixon is 'an unqualified lesbian' says New York Democrats leader

Update | Actress Cynthia Nixon is an "unqualified lesbian" running for office and does not have the requisite experience to take New York's gubernatorial post, according to former New York City Council leader Christine Quinn.

Nixon accused Cuomo of creating inequality via tax cuts that favor corporations and wealthy New Yorkers, and said the state should focus on issues like fully funding public schools, reforming campaign finance rules and - with the topic fresh on her mind - getting the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which oversees the subway, to fix the system.

"I love NY".

Nixon also brushed off Quinn's interview with The Post. Quinn, an openly gay supporter of current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, callled Nixon, who is also openly gay, an "unqualified lesbian".

She then stepped off the stage to greet a handful of voters, mastering a camera-ready smile for the bevy of television cameras, before being whisked down the corridor for a closed-door meeting. I think it's a sign of progress. "I do not believe she has the qualifications or the record", Quinn concluded.

Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes on the HBO series "Sex and the City", announced her campaign in an ad released Monday. "If it was today, I'd do it right now", he told AFP.

"Why are we having this primary?"

The majority black neighbourhood is one of the toughest parts of America's most populous city, where average life expectancy in 2015 was 74.1 - 11 years below the city's highest of 85.4 in Manhattan's financial district. "And I'm running for governor because I love this state". "Participating in rallies is important", Quinn said.

Mr Cuomo, 60, the son of late NY governor Mario Cuomo, is seeking his third term. "She isn't qualified to be the governor".

"We hear all the time about how the big money interests control DC. I'm not an Albany insider", she said. In an expertly political move, she quickly pivoted the conversation from Quinn's name-calling to the need for ending the corruption in Albany.

Yet Cuomo is a hard man to beat.

The 60-year-old Cuomo was favored 66 percent to 19 percent over Nixon in a recent Siena College poll.

Still there is speculation he's unnerved by a celebrity run from the left. Could Cuomo, who is part of a NY political dynasty, be bumped off? "The right approach to Nixon, sir, is to relax - heck, pour yourself a cosmo".

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