Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon runs for NY governor

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon runs for NY governor

SEX AND THE City actress Cynthia Nixon has announced she is to run for the role of Governor of NY.

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

Actor and public education advocate Cynthia Nixon announced her campaign for governor of New York Monday. (She also has two children from a previous relationship.) The accompanying video talked about how she grew up in NYC with her single mother.

"New York is where I was raised, and where I'm raising my kids", Nixon says in voice over.

"Our leaders are letting us down". Democrats, she said, have grown increasingly frustrated by the Independent Democratic Caucus, a group of senators who have kept the Republican Party in charge of the New York State Senate.

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Nixon noted NY is her home and that she has not lived anywhere else.

"I've never lived anywhere else", Nixon says in the video.

"But something has to change".

Nixon represents a serious challenge, from the progressive wing of the party, to Gov. Cuomo's reelection efforts, in spite of his attempts to brush off her candidacy. Asked by reporters this month why she might run against him, Cuomo joked that she was put up to it by his enemies.

A Monday Siena College poll found that 66% of the state's Democrats would vote for the governor, while just 19% would support Nixon. She declares herself to be "a proud public school graduate and a proud public school parent".

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With the lines between Hollywood and Washington permanently blurred, Cynthia Nixon is the latest celebrity to announce plans to run for office. It emphasizes her life as a New Yorker, showing her walking the streets and taking the subway. "This time the boxing gloves he usually puts on can not be laced up, " said Sheinkopf, who is not working for Cuomo or Nixon. But she laments the state of health care, education and the crumbling New York City subway system.

"Cynthia hasn't been bought and paid for by special interests and won't be accepting any corporate contributions in this campaign", the linked donation website reads.

According to The New York Times, Cuomo's name was mentioned 163 times during Joseph Percoco's eight-week federal trial.

Considered a potential Democratic presidential candidate for 2020, Cuomo is shored up by a bevvy of powerful supporters, but it remains unclear whether he will be badly damaged by the recent conviction of a close friend and aide for bribery. John DeFrancisco and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro - are seeking the GOP nomination to run against Cuomo in the general election. We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us.

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