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Sex And The State House? Cynthia Nixon Eyed As Cuomo Primary Challenger

Actress Cynthia Nixon was critical of Gov. Andrew Cuomo on ABC's "The View."
Actress Cynthia Nixon was critical of Gov. Andrew Cuomo on ABC's "The View." Video Credit: The View

Actress Cynthia Nixon, who starred in the HBO hit show “Sex and the City,” is being mentioned as a possible primary challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the 2018 gubernatorial race in New York, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Poll
Who would you support in a 2018 NY Democratic gubernatorial primary if these were the choices?
Current Results

Who would you support in a 2018 NY Democratic gubernatorial primary if these were the choices?

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo
    34%
  • Actress Cynthia Nixon
    36%
  • Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
    11%
  • Former State Sen. Terry Gipson
    20%

The 51-year-old Nixon has been critical of Cuomo’s education policies and said on ABC's "The View" that he is “is a little more like (Secretary of Education) Betsy DeVos than we like to think he is."

As previously reported by Daily Voice, former State Sen. Terry Gipson, a 54-year-old Rhinebeck resident, is considering mounting a primary challenge to Cuomo, a 59-year-old resident of New Castle.

"I don't see our governor being a strong leader," said Gipson, who represented Putnam and Dutchess for one term as state senator in the 41st district. "Our future is in danger."

Professor Zephyr Teachout picked up 34 percent of the vote in her primary bid against Cuomo in 2014 when Cuomo went on to defeat Republican challenger Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, in the general election.

Cuomo would be seeking a third four-year term in 2018.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is also being mentioned as a possible primary challenger to Cuomo. The 47-year-old Miner, who will be term limited out of her job by year's end, has been an outspoken critic of Cuomo.

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