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Working Families Party For Nixon, Williams



The Working Families Party endorsed Cynthia Nixon for governor and Jumaane Williams for lieutenant governor, rejecting its 2014 path of political accommodation and instead supporting Nixon and Williams over Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. ┬áThe 2014 endorsements were contentious, with a pragmatic view of the utility of supporting Cuomo’s reelection overcoming the ideological kinship many in the party had with Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu. ┬áSeveral large unions have left the WFP since then however, with 32BJ and CWA withdrawing just ahead of the Nixon endorsement.

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