Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon running for NY governor

20 March, 2018, 04:42 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
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"Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon officially announced her primary challenge to New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday.

Nixon starred on "Sex and the City" for six seasons between 1998 and 2004.

After Cynthia Nixon announced that she's throwing her hat into the ring in the NY governor's race, Twitter celebrated (and bemoaned) the news.

The mother-of-three also shared a brief video in which she talked about growing up in NY.

"Our leaders are letting us down", she continues.

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In the video, Nixon decries income inequality in a state that she says has "incredible wealth and extreme poverty" and the depressed upstate economy where she says half of all children are poor. "How did we let this happen?" she said on the video.

The mother of three, who is married to activist Christine Marinoni, has also been vocal about education issues, and she served on de Blasio's advisory board for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. "If we want change, we have to go out ourselves and seize it". "We want our government to work again on health care, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway".

The Democratic primary is set to occur in September. However, given his close connections to Nixon, de Blasio is unlikely to support Cuomo this time.

Last year, Nixon penned an op-ed in which she criticized Education Department Secretary Betsy Devos and compared her policies to Cuomo's.

Nixon's entry into the governor's race came on the same day a Siena College poll showed Cuomo with worsening job approval rating among registered voters, but also with a commanding lead over Nixon and his GOP opponents.

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This would be Nixon's first bid at political office but she has always been an activist on political and social issues, particularly for LGBT issues and education issues.

"New York is my home".

Oh, and if the 51-year-old wins she'll be the first openly gay woman to hold the position! "We look forward to building on that record as we continue to fight and deliver for NY families statewide".

In addition to the announcement, Nixon has launched her campaign's website, through which supporters can make donations.

Nixon has her work cut out for her.

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On the Republican side, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and state Senator John DeFrancisco both plan runs.

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