A group of Democrats in Brooklyn on Friday announced the endorsement of Cynthia Nixon in the primary race for governor.

Nixon handily won the club’s Thursday evening straw poll with 32 votes at the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats. Cuomo, an incumbent seeking a third term, received eight votes and seven votes were cast for no endorsement.

“Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats proudly endorses Cynthia Nixon as our next Governor,” said the group’s president Asher Novek.

“We are excited to work with her on pushing New York forward on a progressive platform. We are tired of the empty rhetoric that has come out of Albany for far too long; we are tired of the empty promises never fulfilled; we are tired of the inside baseball being played keeping the voices of working people and disenfranchised people out of the conversation. Cynthia’s campaign is one we are excited to get to work on as the blue wave rolls through New York.”

Nixon, an actress and advocate for public education advocate, said she was “thrilled” to receive the group’s backing in the race. Nixon has narrowed Cuomo’s lead in the polls, but he remains up by double digits and New York City itself is something of a stronghold for him.

“I have seen firsthand the influence CBID has in the Brooklyn community and their ability to pull Democrats together to support a common cause,” Nixon said. “CBID is working towards a better, more progressive New York, and they continue to stand up to Governor Cuomo’s destructive policies.”