NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) – In a tweet posted Monday afternoon, actress Cynthia Nixon of “Sex and the City” fame announced that she is running for governor of New York.
The tweet includes a video and a link to a campaign donation page called “Cynthia for NY.”
“New York is my home. I’ve never lived anywhere else,” Nixon says in narration to the video that opens with shots of her and her family. “New York is where I was raised and where I’m raising my kids. I’m a proud public school graduate and a prouder public school parent.”
In recent years, Nixon, 51, has been vocal and visible for progressive causes. She supports New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and has openly criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats.
Her wife, Christine Marinoni, until recently worked for de Blasio.
Nixon will likely face a hard challenge to Cuomo in a Democratic primary. A Siena College poll conducted before her official announcement showed that Cuomo, a two-term governor, leads Nixon 66 percent to 19 percent in a hypothetical primary matchup.
“Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker and progressive activist who is running for governor to fight for a better, more equal New York,” Nixon’s fundraising page reads. “Cynthia hasn’t been bought and paid for by special interests and won’t be accepting any corporate contributions in this campaign. Instead our campaign will be powered by the people.”
Nixon played Miranda Hobbes on the HBO show “Sex and the City” for six seasons, from 1998 to 2004, and in two subsequent feature films. Since then, the show has built a large worldwide following through syndicated reruns.
Her “Sex and the City” costar Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte, showed her support via Twitter: “I am so proud of @CynthiaNixon, no one cares more than she does about EVERY person getting a fair change and a good education. I know that she would be an excellent Governor!
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 19, 2018
Source: Fox News
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