Van Bramer picks Cynthia
Nixon in NY governor's race
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Councilman Jimmy Van
Bramer, who repre-sents
a number of
Governor Andrew Cuomo's Democratic
primary challenger, at a press confer-ence
in Sunnyside on June 28.
"Cynthia Nixon is a fighter for working
class New Yorkers," Van Bramer said.
"We deserve a champion for all of us,
and Cynthia Nixon will be our champion."
In his endorsement, Van Bramer said
that Nixon is a staunch supporter of
LGBT rights who is also advocating
for equal access to education and a
fighter for the city's broken subway
system. He added that the actress would
also ensure that arts and culture could
be experienced in every part of New
Prior to throwing her hat into the
political ring, Nixon has been involved in
numerous political causes in and around
New York City. In 2013, she endorsed
Bill de Blasio's run for mayor, and was
appointed as his representative to The
Nixon thanked Van Bramer for his
endorsement and praised his steadfast
advocacy on several important issues.
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“Jimmy Van Bramer has decades
long experience fighting for LGBTQ
equality, and has been a strong leader
advocating for our subways on the City
Council. He has been a champion of the
arts and our critical library system. I am
thrilled to get his endorsement and I look
forward to working with him to create
a New York that works for the many,
not just the wealthy few," Nixon said.
Following the endorsement, Van
Bramer took to Twitter to show Nixon
and himself taking the train.
“After announcing my support for @
CynthiaNixon for Governor, of course
we took the 7 train together,” said the
councilman on Twitter.
Recently, Nixon and Alexandria Oc-asio-
Cortez, the democratic candidate
for New York's 14th Congressional Dis-trict,
announced cross endorsements
for their campaigns. The 28-year-old
Bronx native, who stunned the political
world on June 26 by unseating longtime
Congressman Joe Crowley in the 14th
Congressional District primary, cited
their shared work in education and sup-port
of working families as her reasons
for endorsing Nixon.
The Democratic gubernatorial pri-mary
takes place on Sept. 13, with
the winner of the primary facing the
Republican candidate in the Nov. 6
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