Cynthia Nixon's campaign to be New York's next governor continues. Having called out opponent and current governor Andrew Cuomo in her first video (opens in new tab) for not fixing New York's "broken subway" system, Nixon found herself delayed by the subway on her way to talk about the problem.
And according to the Associated Press (opens in new tab), Nixon used the incident during the campaign event she was running late for, saying that she'd arrived "in the nick of time" because her train went out of service, blaming the delay on "Cuomo’s MTA." Which is smart.
In a hilarious tweet about the incident, Rebecca Katz, a political operative working with Nixon, wrote, "That thing when you're headed to talk about fixing the subways and your train goes out of service #CuomosMTA." Katz also posted a photo of Nixon exiting the stopped train, fully aware of the irony of her situation:
That thing when you’re headed to talk about fixing the subways and your train goes out of service. #CuomosMTA pic.twitter.com/3DfJBpjrDaMarch 20, 2018
"New York is my home. I've never lived anywhere else. When I grew up here, it was just my mom and me in a fifth-floor walk-up... We are now the most unequal state in the entire country with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty... I've never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change."
And as CNN reports (opens in new tab), "A lot of people expect Nixon to draw votes in New York City, given the headaches surrounding mass transit and the subway in particular."
Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.
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