ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A leader of a liberal third party says it has no interest in playing spoiler in the New York governor's race — even if it means throwing its weight to Gov. Andrew Cuomo over its recently endorsed favorite, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon.
Bill Lipton, the state political director of the Working Families Party, tells The Associated Press that if Nixon should lose the September Democratic Party primary to Cuomo, his party leaders will meet with Nixon and "make a decision that puts the interests of working families first."
The party's leaders recently endorsed Nixon, giving her a possible line on the November ballot regardless of who wins the Democratic primary. That raised the possibility that Cuomo and Nixon could split the liberal vote in November, potentially helping a Republican candidate win.