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Cynthia Nixon's Bagel Choice 'Basically Criminal'

Lox on cinnamon raisin? New Yorkers are horrified
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2018 8:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – Digging into a slice of pizza with a fork is one surefire way to horrify New Yorkers. Another is putting fish on a cinnamon raisin bagel, as Cynthia Nixon did on Sunday. Though it's apparently a thing, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's "sweet and salty" deli order of a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese, lox, red onions, capers, and tomato was viewed as "basically criminal" by one supporter, per the Gothamist, while George Conway, husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, suggested a new phrase: "Lox her up." Still, a rep for Nixon—who defended the snack as a "delicious" go-to, per the Washington Post—said opponent Andrew Cuomo's weekend was "disastrous" in comparison.

Per the Wall Street Journal, Cuomo's team at the New York State Democratic Committee sent out a mailer suggesting Nixon, whose two oldest children are Jewish, is "silent on the rise of anti-Semitism." Nixon was "appalled" while her friend, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, called the mailer "beyond unacceptable" and "downright Trumpian." Even so, Cuomo, who said he didn't know about the mailer, has the support of 63% of likely Democratic primary voters, compared to Nixon's 22%, according to a Siena Research Institute poll out days before Thursday's vote. "Don't believe the polls," responds Nixon, using Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory as an example. "They are not capturing this progressive moment that we are in." (Read more Cynthia Nixon stories.)

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