The sex and the City actress loses primary
The sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon has lost in its bid to be the Democratic nominee for governor of New York.
Ms Nixon fought his campaign as a left-wing challenger to the current governor, Andrew Cuomo.
With 93% of precincts reporting, Mr. Cuomo had won 65% of the votes to Ms Nixon 35%.
Mr Cuomo has been the governor of the state from the year 2011, and facing a general election in the state, on the 6th of November.
The result comes at a time when left-leaning Democrats have tried to challenge his party’s establishment.
In the wake of his defeat, Ms Nixon said on Twitter that he was “not discouraged” but “inspired” by the result, urging their followers to continue with his progressive campaigns.
End of the post to Twitter by @CynthiaNixon
Mr Cuomo had an incumbency advantage on Ms Nixon and was able to really spend more than his opponent.
He won a celebrity endorsement from rapper Nicki Minaj, who urged his Twitter followers to vote for Mr. Cuomo, saying that he and his team “know how to work for people to do NY even MORE”.
But Minaj’s fellow rapper and rival Cardi B copy of Ms Nixon in an Instagram post.
The polls close around 8PM .NEW YORKERS VOTE NOW !!!!!! #cynthia #jumaane
A post shared by CARDIVENOM (@iamcardib) on September 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm PDT
Final Instagram post by iamcardib
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