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 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.