Christine Quinn Slams Cynthia Nixon's Gubernatorial Campaign, Calls Her An "Unqualified Lesbian"

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Nixon said as governor she will address the rampant inequality that plagues NY state, noting that the top one percent of New Yorkers make 45 times as much what the other 99 percent of New Yorkers make combined.

"My point was never to say her sexual orientation - or anybodys - is a negative when they're running for office", said Quinn, who like Nixon is a lesbian.

. "But she's never run an organization". The decision was met with immediate support from her former costars, but Quinn is definitely not in her corner. "I would never, EVER, criticize someone due to their identity", Quinn tweeted.

After her speech, Nixon spoke with community members about their concerns and what they wanted from their governor.

"We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty", she said in a video posted on Twitter announcing her candidacy.

If elected, she would become the first female governor, and the first openly gay governor, in NY history.

Nixon also called for more money to fix the New York City subway system.

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But her campaign may test the appetite of New Yorkers for a celebrity leader in the age of United States President Donald Trump, a deeply unpopular figure in NY among Democrats. Davis retweeted Nixon's video candidacy announcement adding that she feels the actress would be an "excellent governor".

"Andrew Cuomo gave the Republican Party in NY the power to block nearly all of our big Democratic legislative priorities", Nixon said. Being an actress and celebrity doesn't make you qualified for public office.

In a gift from the political gods, Nixon was waylaid by subway trouble on her way over to the event where she attacked Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a "fake Democrat" responsible for New York's vast income, educational, and racial inequality. "Participating in rallies is important", Quinn said.

"She's an accomplished actress, a supporter of political causes and that's a good thing".

"I can't think of a worse time to pick some holier than thou contest with a guy who has a great progressive record". "Her being a lesbian and my being a lesbian" is not the issue, she said. Nixon would be the first woman elected to New York's highest office as well as its first [known] LGBTQ governor.

Nixon didn't seem all too bothered by Quinn's comments, however. It's time for an outsider.