Tonight’s starter comes via the Washington Blade‘s Chris Johnson:
In the aftermath of “Sex and the City” star and LGBT progressive activist Cynthia Nixon’s recently announced primary challenge to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the LGBT community isn’t lockstep in whom to support, but key LGBT rights supporters — including the Human Rights Campaign — are staying loyal to the incumbent governor.
Chris Sgro, a spokesperson for HRC, said Wednesday the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group — which endorsed Cuomo in January months before Nixon entered the race — would commit resources to support the governor for the primary on Sept. 13.
“HRC will absolutely be mobilizing our nearly quarter of a million members and supporters across the Empire State to support our endorsed candidates, including Andrew Cuomo,” Sgro said. HRC is sticking with the incumbent even though it has ties to both Cuomo and Nixon. In February, the organization honored Nixon with a visibility award at its New York gala, but also gave a platform to Cuomo to address attendees.