Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in a lengthy statement released Thursday urged Cynthia Nixon to not run for governor, pointing to the incumbent Democrat’s record of supporting the LGBTQ community in New York.

“For my part, I have worked on LGBT issues with Governor Cuomo for more than a decade, and he was instrumental in helping me become the first openly gay member of Congress from New York,” Maloney said.

“I can say unequivocally that the LGBTQ community has not had a greater champion than Governor Cuomo. He has not only been on the right side of our issues, but has delivered results that have changed the trajectory of our nation’s progress toward LGBTQ equality. Simply put, I owe my marriage to leaders like Andrew Cuomo.

“We must remember that Governor Cuomo took on the marriage equality issue when few politicians dared broach the subject. He was full-throated in his support and unabashed in his efforts, often to his political detriment. That’s called leadership.”

The statement comes as Nixon has taken some steps toward a potential primary challenge to Cuomo, speaking with consultants who have worked for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Cuomo on Wednesday knocked de Blasio’s record as a progressive, joked that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be behind the effort to get Nixon into the race and suggested she was being propped up due to name recognition as an actress. In a flurry of calls to TV and radio stations to discuss the snow storm hitting the state, Cuomo reiterated that his progressive record was that of accomplishment when asked about Nixon’s potential candidacy.

And Cuomo’s allies have stepped in to boost him as well.

On Wednesday night, former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn released a statement praising Cuomo’s record for the LGBTQ community and his push for same-sex marriage.

Maloney, a Democrat elected to a Hudson Valley House district in 2012, reiterated in the statement that Cuomo has been “a national progressive leader and his record of accomplishments has made New York State the progressive capital of the nation once again.”

“We also must keep focused on the larger goal — electing strong, proven progressive Democrats – including a Democratic Congress — to stop President Trump. Governor Cuomo is a tremendous ally in that effort. We should not have intramural contests that only aid Republicans,” Maloney added.

“We should all support Governor Cuomo.”

Nixon is yet to declare whether she will actually run.