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Cynthia Nixon Backs Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sort Of

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    Gov. Andrew Cuomo picked up the endorsement of his former rival Cynthia Nixon in his bid for a third term -- but not by name.

    The former "Sex and the City" star released a statement and video in the race's final days urging voters to cast ballots for the Working Families Party "from top to bottom."

    Since Cuomo is technically at the top of the liberal third-party's ballot as its nominee for governor, Nixon was effectively throwing her support behind her former foe — even though she didn't mention him by name.

    "On Tuesday, we must use our voice once again by voting to take back Congress from Trump and the Republicans and to elect a progressive Democratic majority in New York's state Senate," Nixon said in the message to supporters. "We must also use our voice to keep economic and racial justice front and center - and we can do that by voting Tuesday on the Working Families Party ballot line." 

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    Nixon lost to Cuomo in September's Democratic primary. The Working Families Party was a key Nixon supporter — and an aggressive critic of the governor's — but it nevertheless reversed itself to endorse Cuomo after he defeated Nixon.

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