Facing Cuomo, Nixon looks to Ocasio-Cortez win
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Up against an entrenched incumbent with a $30 million war chest, former “Sex and the City” star and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon is taking inspiration from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s long-shot victory in the recent Democratic congressional primary.
Nixon faces two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York’s September Democratic primary. She says Ocasio-Cortez’s win over 10-term U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley shows voters are eager to retire establishment politicians in favor of progressives. Ocasio-Cortez and Nixon have endorsed each other.
Cuomo and his allies, however, say there’s no comparison between a low-turnout primary in a New York City congressional district and a contest for governor.
Crowley had skipped two debates with Ocasio-Cortez. Cuomo’s campaign has aggressively taken on Nixon, though he’s yet to say when he’ll debate her.