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Cynthia Nixon Shares Encouraging Message For Queer People After Defeat

Cynthia Nixon, Andrew Cuomo, New York, New York Governor
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"Soon you'll be standing here, and when it's your turn, you'll win."

It was always an uphill battle for Cynthia Nixon in this year's New York gubernatorial race. Though she didn't manage to defeat incumbent Andrew Cuomo, having won only 35 percent of the vote, Nixon made an admirable shove against New York's sturdy establishment. After the results came in Nixon took to Twitter to re-emphasize the relevant focal points of her campaign, and to encourage young queer people to push for the change they want to see in the world.

Related | WATCH: Jonathan Van Ness Interviews Cynthia Nixon Ahead of Primary

Nixon had been a critic of Cuomo's policies long before her bid for governor, and her talking points on the campaign trail caused Cuomo to revisit topics and sometimes change his stance on them.

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