Christine Quinn Nixon, following first speech, is criticized by Democratic Party official By Karen DeWitt • Mar 21, 2018 twitter Candidate for Governor of New York Cynthia Nixon delivered a blistering speech against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who she hopes to challenge in a Democratic primary. Listen Listening... / 3:08 WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports. Brown expected to be named chair of state Democrats By Mike Desmond • May 23, 2016 File photo Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown today will receive a big promotion to a part-time position. With the backing of Governor Cuomo, he's slated to be elected chair of the State Democratic Committee during a party meeting in Saratoga. Listen Listening... / 1:05 WBFO's MIke Desmond reports.