Former "Sex and the City" star lost her bid to become the Democratic nominee for governor when the polls closed on Thursday night. She has vowed to keep up the fight.
THR described the mood at Nixon's campaign party as "mixed," with few people holding out hope she would pull an upset victory, a remote chance that never came to fruition throughout the campaign where Cuomo always had the jump on her.
"For the next hour after the race was called, party attendees nibbled on chicken fingers and Swedish meatballs and waited for the candidate to come out and speak," reports THR. "Held at a Mediterranean lounge, one-third of the venue smelled like hookah and an attendee described it to another as the worst place he'd ever been to for such an event."
Within two hours of the polls closing, Nixon appeared before her guests to concede defeat while pledging to fight in the future.
"While the result tonight was not what we hoped for, I am not discouraged," she said. "I am inspired, and I hope you are, too."
"Thank you all for believing and fighting and leaving everything on the field," she said. "We started something in New York and it doesn’t end today. This is just the beginning. And I know that together we will win this fight."
The crowd eventually began to shout "Cynthia! Cynthia!" She replied, "I love you too! I love you too!"
Cynthia Nixon adopted a far-left policy agenda throughout her campaign, from impeaching President Trump to the embrace of open socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.