"I am so incredibly excited to have earned the endorsement from the Working Families Party, the heart & soul of communities across the state".
Her opponent, Governor Cuomo, has taken the avoidant "let's do more research" approach.
"The last eight years under Andrew Cuomo have been an exercise in living with disappointment and dysfunction and dishonesty", Nixon told the party leaders at their meeting in Albany.
"I am thrilled to receive this endorsement from NYPAN and my fellow NY progressives".
"I'm not naming names, but anybody who says they would not accept the endorsement of the Working Families Party is not a true progressive in New York State", Williams said. That didn't work, however, and large local chapters of the SEIU and Communications Workers of America both left the WFP on Friday as a result, though they were not the first unions to split from the party since it nearly endorsed Cuomo's last left-liberal challenger, Zephyr Teachout, in 2014.
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Labor unions allied with Cuomo said Friday they would withdraw from the Working Families Party. Cuomo soon followed to say he too would not seek the party's nod.
Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer says the governor's "record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched".
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The vote was taken by more than 175 members of the party's state committee.
Nixon is probably best known for her role as one of the stars in the TV show "Sex and the City" from the early 2000s, and has also won an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy award.
If she runs through November, it could lead to a split vote among left-leaning voters that could benefit Republicans. "We can build a movement that can win, but only if we all come together".