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Nixon Responds To Mailers

Cynthia Nixon speaks to voters at the New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church in Albany
Karen DeWitt

New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is calling for an investigation after a campaign mailer paid for by the New York State Democratic Committee accused her of being silent on anti-semitism. 

Nixon, who is facing Governor Andrew Cuomo in Thursday’s Democratic primary, addressed the mailers at a campaign stop Sunday in Tarrytown.

“We need to get to the bottom as quickly as possible. As to all the people who were involved in working on this and OK-ing it, the idea that the governor new nothing about it is ludicrous. And the fact of the matter is he’s called it a mistake, he’s called it inappropriate, but he hasn’t called it what it is, which is an out-and-out lie,” said Nixon. 

The New York State Democratic Committee has apologized for the mailers.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.