For Cuomo and Nixon, a Rush to Secure Black Votes Early
Not long after it became clear that Cynthia Nixon would challenge Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the Rev. Clinton Miller, who leads a mostly black, 1,200-member congregation in Brooklyn, received a call from a close associate of Mr. Cuomo’s asking if the governor could speak at his church.
The answer was a swift no. Mr. Miller said the governor’s office had not been responsive enough to community concerns like contracting for minority- and women-owned businesses.