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Cynthia Nixon Cites Value of Her Directing Experience in Bid Against Cuomo

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• May 7, 2018 11:53 am

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Former "Sex and the City" actress and Democratic New York governor candidate Cynthia Nixon on Sunday night cited her directing experience as having helped prepare her to be governor.

Nixon told the audience at an Upper West Side Democratic forum that while she's mainly an actress, she is also a director, a role she said has given her executive experience, the New York Daily News reported.

"A director is an executive. A director is someone who needs to have a vision, who needs to assemble a team, who needs to be able to delegate, who needs to be able to listen to people's opinions," Nixon said.

"But at the end of the day, she's the one who the buck stops here, and she's the one making decisions. Whether the project succeeds or fails is ultimately is on her head," she said.

In response to a question about her management experience, she said "I feel I'm very collaborative. I'm very good at delegating."

Monday morning, Nixon tweeted she had accepted an invitation for a debate between herself and incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.).

"I believe voters deserve to hear a frank and direct discussion of the real issues facing New Yorkers," Nixon said.

"So what's it going to be, Andrew?" she continued. "Just you and me on a stage? No huge multi-candidate free-for-all like you always insist on. One on one. No distractions. Nowhere to hide. Your move."

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