Activist, actress and former gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon on Thursday endorsed the half-dozen candidates endorsed by the New York City Democratic Socialists of America. 

Those candidates backed by Nixon include Sen. Julia Salazar and Senate candidate Jabari Brisport, who is seeking to represent the district being vacated by retiring Sen. Velmanette Montgomery.

Nixon also backed Assembly candidates Marcela Mitaynes, Phara Souffrant Forrest, Boris Santos and Zohran Mamdani -- all of whom are running against incumbents. 

Nixon challenged Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination in the gubernatorial primary in 2018; he won a third term that November. 

Democratic socialists groups hope to make further electoral in roads in 2020 after the victory of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the close race between Tiffany Caban and Melinda Katz for Queens district attorney last year.