Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon campaigns in Schenectady

September 03, 2018 10:53 AM

SCHENECTADY - Cynthia Nixon was in Schenectady Sunday morning, rallying for support as she eyes the Democratic nomination for governor. A mix of mingling and a message, Nixon shook hands and took pictures before speaking to a crowd on the steps of City Hall.

On the heels of Wednesday's heated debate, Nixon took time to address concerns the candidates didn't tackle any issues dealing with upstate communities.


She says she wanted to have one debate upstate and one debate downstate and that it seemed like some big topics were missed at the most recent debate.

The latest Siena poll shows Cuomo with a 35 point lead. However, Nixon believes she will pull ahead with a victory.

Her platform includes changes to funding in education as well as bail reform -- both of which she says exemplify a racial divide in the state.

While many in the crowd supported Nixon, some are not convinced -- saying Nixon lacks the knowledge and experience to run the state.

Nixon is hopeful voters head to the polls on September 13, saying she can prove them wrong.


Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff

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