Up against an entrenched incumbent with a $30 million war chest, Cynthia Nixon is taking inspiration from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's long-shot victory in Tuesday's Democratic congressional primary.
Nixon, the liberal activist and former "Sex and the City" star, faces two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York's September Democratic primary. The candidate said she believes Ocasio-Cortez's win over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley shows that more liberal candidates can beat establishment politicians — even if they're outspent and untested in office.
Her campaign reported a modest uptick in donations — some $15,000 — in the hours following Tuesday's primary.