The New York Daily News reports:
“Vote for the homo, not for the Cuomo.” Democratic gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon, a self-proclaimed lesbian, turned the tables on the governor at the 118th annual Legislative Correspondents Association show Tuesday.
She switched up a campaign slogan he’s rumored to have coined during his father’s failed run against Mayor Ed Koch in 1977. “Andrew Cuomo is known for dirty politics but I have to give credit where it’s due,” Nixon told the crowd. “His history of cutthroat campaigns, helped inspire my campaign’s new slogan.”
Posters with the original slogan, “Vote for Cuomo, not the homo,” were intended to capitalize on homophobia and innuendo about Koch’s sexuality. The gov’s campaign denied he was behind the posters.
And this happened yesterday:
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is facing criticism after suggesting that giving black people access to marijuana licenses could serve as a “form of reparations” for black communities.
The controversy started after Nixon, who is challenging current Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the state’s upcoming Democratic primary, appeared at the NYC Cannabis Parade on May 5. After the event, she told Forbes in an interview that she saw legalization as part of a broader effort to reverse the damage of the war on drugs, a campaign that disproportionately targeted African Americans.
“Now that cannabis is exploding as an industry, we have to make sure that those communities that have been harmed and devastated by marijuana arrests get the first shot at this industry,” Nixon said. “We [must] prioritize them in terms of licenses. It’s a form of reparations.”
Black Lives Matter and others have demanded an apology.