Cynthia Nixon’s Concession Speech Was a Rousing Call to Action: “This Is Just the Beginning”

"We started something here in New York, and it doesn’t end today."

On Thursday night Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic primary for New York governor, beating actress and activist Cynthia Nixon.

After the results came in, Nixon gave a rousing and inspiring concession speech at Cafe Omar in Brooklyn, warning not only Republicans, but Democrats, that the progressive Blue Wave is real: “Your victories tonight have shown the blue wave is real and that it is not only coming for Republicans, it is coming for Democrats who act like them,” she told the crowd.


“Before a single vote was cast, we have already won. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state,” Nixon continued, noting that the Cuomo campaign had spent $25 million during the primary.

“This campaign changed expectations about what is possible in New York state.”

After her speech Nixon took to social media to thank everyone who voted for her:

“Thank you all for believing and fighting and leaving it all on the field. We started something here in New York, and it doesn’t end today. This is just the beginning. And I know that together we will win this fight.”

Cuomo received 65 percent of the vote, with Nixon at 35 percent. Watch some of her speech in the video below.

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