Cynthia Nixon needs your support in defeating closet conservative Cuomo. Come out and yell at the screen on Wednesday at Syndicated. Then, do something useful and go out and vote this Fall.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has agreed to a television debate against challenger Cynthia Nixon, activist, actor, and first-time political candidate.
The debate will be hosted at Hofstra University with a live audience of about 150 people and moderated by Maurice DuBois (co-anchor of CBS2 News) and Marcia Kramer (chief political correspondent at WCBS-TV).
Cuomo is running for his third term as governor and has the backing of the state Democratic Party machine, having racked up establishment endorsements from the likes of Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Sen Gillibrand, and the NY State Democratic Committee.
Nixon is running from the progressive wing, advocating for single-payer health care, universal rent control, legalizing marijuana (among others), and has scored endorsements from the Justice Democrats, the Democratic Socialists of America (NYC-DSA), 350 Action, Make the Road Action, and more.
AMNY has a funny drinking game for the occasion. Drink if:
-Nixon uses the phrase “Cynthia Effect.”
-someone you’re watching with asks if Nixon is related to former President Richard Nixon.
-Nixon accuses Cuomo of having a “bromance” with President Trump.
-there are any references to “Sex and the City.”
-Cuomo diverts questions about Joe Percoco, his former aide who was found guilty of bribery.
-Nixon explains what a “democratic socialist” is.
-Cuomo blames Republicans for not getting things done.
-Nixon says Cuomo is trying “to figure out how to talk like a progressive.”
-Cuomo says “I get things done.”
-the candidates spend more time criticizing Trump than debating each other.
-either candidate brings up the other’s relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio.
-Nixon uses the phrase “Cuomo’s MTA.”
-Cuomo blames the subway’s problems on the lack of funding from the city.
-the candidates get asked if they think America is great.