HEMPSTEAD – Hillary Clinton supported Governor Andrew Cuomo for a third term at the Democratic Congress of Democrats on Wednesday and praised the term of office of the incumbent in one of her first political appearances of this cycle
"People in each one of these There is massive resistance in the corner of the state, "Clinton said, highlighting Cuomo's work to save Puerto Rico from hurricane Maria and his push to raise the minimum wage." We need leaders who believe in getting results and doing things like Andrew Cuomo and [Lt. Gov.] Kathy Hochul. "
Cuomo, who served as Secretary for Housing and Urban Development during the tenure of President Bill Clinton, faces a Democratic challenge from actor Cynthia Nixon. The acting governor was overwhelmingly nominated by the Democratic Committee of the State of New York on Wednesday.
The speech reaffirmed Cuomo's support of the establishment Democrats wh o assisted the former Secretary of State in her most recent presidential run – including the major unions, the majority of elected officials and major donors.
Nixon's allies took advantage of this momentum and said Clinton, who lost her candidacy for the presidency in 2008 and 2016, was hardly the avant-garde of the current party.
"It is no surprise that you could expect Secretary Clinton to support the incumbent, especially given the long relationship between the governor and the Clintons," said Karen Scharff, executive director of Citizen Action and co-chair of the Working Families Party who both supported Nixon. "But while I respect their leadership over the years, the Democratic Party base is ready to face the future, not the past."
Member of the New York City Council, Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn), calls Hochul out of Parallel Primary, said the decision to speak to Clinton for Cuomo and the reluctance of the State Committee to press on a push to open its voting procedure "Agita" on the left flank.
"It seems that when we talk about unity, it's usually just the party leadership that tells the left to shut up and be quiet," Williams said. "I do not know why they would do nothing to create real unity."
Clinton was warmly welcomed by the delegates who met at the Mack Sports Complex at Hofstra University, the site of the first presidential debate in 2016. Clinton remembered that she had "won".
Prior to being appointed Foreign Minister in 2009, Clinton was twice elected to the Senate from New York. She defeated Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) In the 2016 presidential election by a lead of 58:42 and took in around 300,000 votes. It defeated Donald Trump in their common home state with more than 1.7 million voters.
Clinton's speech focused primarily on broad party principles, including high quality health care, combating climate change, support for abortion rights, comprehensive immigration reform, and "earning" policies. "
" If you want an economy that works for you and your family, you have to vote for the Democrats, "she said." If you want to be sure that people have affordable and quality health care, you need to vote for the Democrats. If you want to protect and expand the rights of all Americans – not just those under the first 1 percent – you have to vote for the Democrats. "
Clinton was not affected by the gender arguments of some of her supporters in 2016 on women being forced to support female candidates, and said during her speech," I am also very inspired by women who hear their voices like never before While Clinton recorded a robocall for Georgia Governor candidate Stacey Abrams, who won the party's nomination on Tuesday night, her support speech in support of Cuomo was the first of this year, and the governor greeted her with a large bouquet of pink and purple Rosen and praised Clinton as an "inspiration."
"Having Hillary Clinton here is a great pleasure," Cuomo said, "Hillary Clinton, in my opinion, was in many ways a great champion for empowering women than was difficult , And she was really a pioneer.