Cynthia Nixon’s gubernatorial primary bid against incumbent Andrew Cuomo has come to an end.
Going into the primaries, Cuomo had a greater amount of support via the Democratic party, as well as greater financial resources than Nixon, as well as also pre-primary polls suggested the incumbent governor had more support via brand new York voters.
The Associated Press called the race for Cuomo based on projected totals at 9:30 p.m. ET. With nearly 50 percent of total votes counted, the 60-year-old career politician held an insurmountable 66.3 percent lead over Nixon’s 33.7 percent.
Following the defeat, Nixon took to Twitter to thank her followers as well as also fans for their support. “Thank you all for believing as well as also fighting as well as also leaving the item all on the field,” she wrote. “We commenced something here in brand new York, as well as also the item doesn’t end today. of which is actually just the beginning. as well as also I know of which together, we will win of which fight.”
Nixon first announced of which she would likely be running for governor, as well as also challenging the two-term establishment Democrat, in March, when she released a video explaining her motivation as well as also inspiration to throw her hat inside the political ring.
“brand new York is actually my home. I’ve never lived anywhere else. When I grew up here the item was just my mom as well as also me in a one-bedroom, fifth floor walk-up. brand new York is actually where I was raised as well as also where I am raising my kids. I’m a proud public school graduate as well as also a prouder public school parent. I was given chances I just don’t see for most of brand new York’s kids today,” the 51-year-old actress said at the time. “Our leaders are letting us down. We are right now the most unequal state inside the entire country. With both incredible wealth as well as also extreme poverty… How did we let of which happen?”
“I love brand new York. I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else. however something has to change,” she continued. “We want our government to work again on healthcare, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway. We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines.”
One of the first celebrities to come out in support of Nixon in her run for office was her Sex as well as also the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker, who took to Instagram shortly after the gubernatorial announcement to officially endorse her longtime friend.
“A mother. An activist. An advocate. A fighter. A NY’er. A dear friend. Running for Governor of our great state. My sister on as well as also off screen, you have my love, support as well as also vote,” Parker wrote inside the caption below of photo of Nixon.
ET’s Nischelle Turner was with Parker on Thursday morning, hours before the results of the primary were determined — at the launch of her brand new brick-as well as also-mortar shoe store, SJP By Sarah Jessica Parker, inside the Seaport District of brand new York City — as well as also the actress-turned-fashion mogul said she was standing by her friend.
“We had to be [at the store opening] super early however we’re we’re gonna go [cast our votes] when I finish,” shared Parker, who said she’d been texting with Nixon the night before the primaries kicked off.