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Cynthia Nixon Shares Uplifting Message With Supporters After NY Primary Defeat

Cynthia Nixon Shares Uplifting Message With Supporters After NY Primary Defeat
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Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon lost the Democratic bid as the Governor of New York in the primary election on Thursday.

She campaigned hard as a left-leaning Democrat to challenge the sitting Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo – who won by 30 percentage points and will face the general election in the state on November 6.

Two hours after the polls closed, Nixon made a positive concession speech at a Mediterranean lounge in Brooklyn.

"While the result tonight was not what we hoped for, I am not discouraged," she told her supporters. "I am inspired, and I hope you are, too."

Portions of her speech were shared on her Twitter account.

She addressed the youth representing all genders and inspired them with hope. "To all the young people. To all the young women. To all the young queer people who reject the gender binary. Soon you'll be standing here, and when it's your turn, you'll win."

People were moved by her campaign that included fighting for the legalization of marijuana; single-payer health care; and racial and economic justice.

Despite her defeat, she reminded supporters that the fight isn't over.

She also touched on the city's fledgling mass transit, declaring that fixing the New York subway system is not an option – it's a choice. "If the subway dies, so does the City of New York, and we won't let that happen."

The politician closed her speech by emphasizing that the next generation of New Yorkers are "on the right side of history," but also urged that the time to makes changes is now.

She gained massive amounts of praise.

The Sex and the City actress announced her candidacy to for Governor of New York back in March with a campaign video on Twitter.

"New York is my home, I've never lived anywhere else," Nixon said in a voice-over. "When I grew up here, it was just my mom and me in a one-bedroom, fifth floor walk-up."

"Our leaders are letting us down. We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty. Half the kids in our upstate cities live below the poverty line. How did we let this happen? I love New York. I've never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change."

More women candidates are expected to run for U.S. governorships and House seats come November, the BBC reported.

H/T - Eonline, NYtimes, Mashable, Twitter, BBC