Cynthia Nixon takes campaign for NY governor to Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Cynthia Nixon is blasting Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a bully and a “wannabe Republican” during her first visit to Albany since announcing her bid for New York governor.

The “Sex and the City” star and public education advocate addressed reporters near the state Capitol Monday before meeting with parents to discuss inequities in school funding. She announced last week that she will challenge Cuomo in September’s Democratic primary for governor.

Nixon said the two-term governor has failed to ensure equal opportunities for poor and minority students.

She also faulted Cuomo’s effort to combat government corruption and said that while he touts himself as a progressive, he’s governed as a member of what she called Albany’s “old boys’ club.”

Cuomo’s campaign did not immediately respond to messages seeking a response.

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