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'Sex & the City' star Cynthia Nixon loses Democratic party nomination for New York governor

"Sex & the City" actress Cynthia Nixon failed to earn the 25 percent of delegate votes required to guarantee a spot on the primary ballot.


Brittany King


The current Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has secured the Democratic party's nomination once again, but this time over Cynthia Nixon, according to the New York Daily News. 

 

The Sex and the City star failed to earn the 25 percent of delegate votes required to guarantee a spot on the primary ballot on Wednesday at the NY state Democratic convention. It was Gov. Cuomo who came out on top after winning in a landslide with more than 95 percent of the vote. 

I grew up in a one-bedroom fifth floor walk-up, just me and my mom. I've spent my whole life in New York -- this is where I met my wife, where I'm raising my kids, where I've fought for 17 years for better schools, better healthcare, and LGBTQ equality. I love New Yorkers, and I believe in us. We can make this state better for all our kids (and all our grown-ups, too!). We can take on the corruption and dysfunction in Albany and fix these problems ourselves.

All is not lost; Nixon can still try and get thousands of petition signatures to land herself on the ballot, the outlet reports.

 

"I'm not a protest candidate," Nixon said before the vote. "I'm a viable candidate who is really running hard for the Democratic nomination, and that's why I'm here, to say this is my party, too. I'm not afraid, and I'm here. You can't shut me out."

 

The 51-year-old, who is openly gay and married her wife Christine Marinoni in 2012, would become the first female governor in the state of New York if elected. 

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