City Council Speaker Corey Johnson

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Speaker Johnson Endorses Cuomo For Reelection

June 24, 2018 - 2:40 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is backing Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a third term.

Johnson made his endorsement at the start of the New York City Pride March. He praised Cuomo’s support for the LGBT community.

Johnson said under Gov. Cuomo, New York state has become the progressive beacon for the nation – enacting marriage equality and showing the nation that love conquers hate.

Cuomo is being challenged by former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.