Local Actress Cynthia Nixon loses New York Democratic primary Published 3 months ago on September 14, 2018 By Aldin Pinkott Share Tweet Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Nixon fought her campaign as a left-wing challenger to the current governor, Andrew Cuomo. Sex in the City actress Cynthia Nixon has lost in her bid to be the Democratic nominee for New York governor. Ms Nixon fought her campaign as a left-wing challenger to the current governor, Andrew Cuomo. With 93% of precincts reporting, Mr Cuomo had gained 65% of the vote to Ms Nixon’s 35%. Mr Cuomo has been the state’s governor since 2011 and will face a general election in the state on 6 November. The result comes at a time when left-leaning Democrats have sought to challenge their party’s establishment. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYoung activists have been at the heart of recent progressive Democratic campaigns In the wake of her defeat, Ms Nixon said on Twitter that she was “not discouraged” but “inspired” by the result, urging her supporters to continue their progressive campaigns. Skip Twitter post by @CynthiaNixon While the result tonight wasn’t what we had hoped for, I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired. I hope you are too. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state. — Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 14, 2018 End of Twitter post by @CynthiaNixon Mr Cuomo had an incumbency advantage over Ms Nixon and was able to vastly outspend his opponent. He gained a celebrity endorsement from rapper Nicki Minaj, who urged her followers on Twitter to vote for Mr Cuomo, saying he and his team “know how to work for the people to make NY even GREATER”. But Minaj’s fellow rapper and rival Cardi B backed Ms Nixon in an Instagram post. More women candidates than ever will contest US governorships and House seats in November’s mid-term elections. Many candidates selected by Democratic electorates have been from the party’s young and diverse progressive wing – urging talk of an anti-Trump “blue wave” in Congress. President Trump has warned that his policies will be “violently” overturned if the Democrats win November’s mid-term elections. More on the US mid-term elections: Credit:BBC Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:Featured Up Next Maniac: Mixed reviews for Emma Stone’s Netflix show Don't Miss Trump says US under ‘no pressure’ for China trade deal Continue Reading You may like Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics23 mins ago Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a... Sports33 mins ago Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Giuseppe Marotta arrives to attend the draw for UEFA Champions League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Giuseppe Marotta has... World35 mins ago Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says The Patriarch of Constantinople was wrong to declare Ukraine no longer subject to the Russian Orthodox Church as the conflict... Business52 mins ago Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Jobs for everyone. After a grueling public process involving bids from over 200 cities…oh, wait, no. Apple skipped all that... World1 hour ago Ian Naude: Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude was being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer... Most Read Tech1 week ago YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m Sports7 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports7 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?