Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi today endorsed Cynthia Nixon’s bid for governor citing their shared commitment to combating homelessness, improving housing for tenants and preserving the social safety net. Hevesi represents the 28th district in the New York State Assembly, which includes Forest Hills, Rego Park, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, Glendale, and Kew Gardens. This marks the first sitting assemblymember endorsement for Cynthia.
Cynthia Nixon spokeswoman Lauren Hitt released the following statement on today’s Quinnipiac poll. The poll surveyed registered voters, a poor reflection of the electorate likely to vote on Thursday, September 13th - exemplified by the fact that only 55 percent of the registered Democrats polled knew who Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was. Even Quinnipiac pollster Mary Snow admitted it was ‘too soon to poll likely Democratic voters.’
Yesterday, we learned that despite resorting to desperate astroturf campaign tactics to increase his number of small dollar donations, Governor Cuomo still ended up receiving only 1,939 total contributions in six months, compared to the more than 30,000 donations Cynthia received in less than four months.
In response, Cynthia’s campaign set an ambitious goal of 1,939 donations in 48 hours to show Governor Cuomo the power of the real grassroots, and her supporters more than rose to the challenge. In just 25 hours, Cynthia received more than 2,000 donations totaling more than $30,000.