- Two last-minute celebrity endorsements of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary in New York and one for Cynthia Nixon have garnered a fair amount of attention.
- Actress Amy Schumer and rapper Nicki Minaj on Wednesday both announced they're endorsing Cuomo. Rapper Cardi B stepped in to endorse Nixon just a few hours before the polls in New York close.
- Nixon is considered a long-shot, but her unapologetically progressive platform has gained a fair amount of attention in the media.
Two last-minute celebrity endorsements of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one for challenger Cynthia Nixon in New York's Democratic primary have garnered a fair amount of attention.
Actress Amy Schumer on Wednesday endorsed Cuomo over progressive candidate Cynthia Nixon in the heated contest. She originally supported Nixon, who first came into the public eye as one of the stars of the hit HBO series "Sex and the City," but then said she changed her mind.
Schumer announced she's voting for Cuomo via an Instagram post in which she encouraged people to head to the polls. She said Cuomo "isn't my fav dude" but contended he's a good governor.
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The two primary races then seemed to become a proxy for the ongoing feud between Minaj and rival rapper Cardi B, who initiated a physical fight with Minaj at a New York Fashion Week party over the weekend.
Some of Nixon's former "Sex and the City" co-stars have endorsed her, including Sarah Jessica Parker.
Back in April, Parker explained why she supports Nixon, saying, "She's a born and raised New Yorker. She's a product of our public-school system — Hunter College. She was raised by a mother that cared enormously about her community and the larger community that surrounded them. She's been an activist her whole life."
Nixon is considered a long-shot, but her unapologetically progressive platform has gained a fair amount of attention in the media. She's hoping to pull a major upset akin to the victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has campaigned alongside Nixon.