Actress Cynthia Nixon, a “Sex and the City” hero, has decided to challenge the powerful Democratic governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, who hopes to be re-elected in November.
Cynthia Nixon, 51, who made herself known by playing a lawyer, Miranda Hobbes, in the cult series, officially declared her candidacy for the Democratic primary next September on her Twitter account on Monday, posting a two-minute video, where she is seen on the train, in the street or at home, with his wife Christine Marinoni, whom she married in 2012.
Nixon, who has three children – including two from a previous marriage with a man – is now very committed to the cause of public education.
Her partner was working until last week for New York Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio, Cuomo’s big rival.
” I love New York, but our leaders have let us down, we are now the most unequal state in the country, ” says Nixon in this video, citing the growing gap between rich and poor or the need to improve the New York subway.
I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us: https://t.co/9DwsxWW8xX pic.twitter.com/kYTvx6GZiD
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 19, 2018
” I can not stand politics more concerned about newspaper titles and their power than our fate, ” added the actress.
Andrew Cuomo, 60, is since 2011 governor of the State of New York, a Democratic stronghold.