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New York - 13 September 2018
1. SOUNDBITE (English) Cynthia Nixon, (D) Lost Gubernatorial Primary
"The Blue Wave is a real. And it is not only coming for Republicans. It is coming for Democrats who act who act like them." (Applause)
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Cynthia Nixon, (D) Lost Gubernatorial Primary
"And as I said on the first day of this campaign, if we want things to finally change in New York State we don't just need to elect more Democrats, we need to elect better Democrats." (Applause)
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Cynthia Nixon, (D) Lost Gubernatorial Primary
"In our campaign, we took on one of the most powerful governors in America, and it wasn't easy. We had to fight just to get on the ballot. We had a fight just to get a debate. And we started with nothing and we earned every single vote. And the establishment came at us with everything they had. Our allies and endorsers were threatened. My family was slandered. The other side spent 25 million dollars trying to drown us out. But we wouldn't back down. We refused to be quiet and we made our voices heard. And while the result tonight was not what we hoped for, I am not discouraged. I am inspired and I hope you are too."
Cynthia Nixon says she has called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to congratulate him on his victory in their hard-fought Democratic primary.
The longtime political activist and former "Sex and the City" star thanked her supporters Thursday at a primary night party in Brooklyn. She says the "blue wave is real" and is coming for Republicans and "Democrats who act like them."
Nixon says her campaign reflects an insurgent movement of liberals challenging establishment incumbents.
She noted that while many people dismissed her challenge, Cuomo took her seriously, as evidenced by the millions he spent on his campaign.
Nixon also said she and her supporters helped push Cuomo to the left on several issues, such as the legalization of marijuana.
She also claimed credit for putting pressure on Cuomo to address New York City's beleaguered subways.
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