Cynthia Nixon faced a major hurdle in her bid to run for governor of New York this week at the Democratic convention, where the party's nomination went overwhelmingly to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo received 95% of the party's vote and Hillary Clinton's endorsement.
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"People in every corner of this state are mounting a massive resistance," Clinton said. "We need leaders who believe in producing results, and getting things done. Leaders like Andrew Cuomo and [Lt. Gov.] Kathy Hochul."
But Nixon has no plans to shutter her campaign, and according to the New York Daily News she plans to start a petition and gather enough signatures to get her name on the ballot. "I'm here because I think it's important that at a Democratic convention there be at least one Democrat running for governor," she said. "I'm not a protest candidate. I'm a viable candidate who is really running hard for the Democratic nomination, and that's why I'm here, to say this is my party, too. I'm not afraid, and I'm here. You can't shut me out."