Cynthia Nixon confirms she's running for New York Governor

Rosalie Gross
March 20, 2018

"They'll be people who run".

She will face an uphill climb, however: Cuomo has more than $30 million in his campaign account and a public-opinion poll Monday showed he remains the clear frontrunner.

Ahead of the presumed announcement, Cuomo has touted the endorsement of powerful Democratic leaders, which includes having held a fundraiser with former presidential candidate Al Gore. I love NY. "I've never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change". She was appointed to the advisory board for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014. Half the kids in upstate cities live below the poverty line. "How did we let this happen?" said Nixon, who starred in the TV show "Sex and the City".

In her inaugural campaign ad, Nixon focused on growing economic inequality, noting that NY is the most unequal state in the country. Nixon has worked over the years with the Alliance for Quality Education, a group heavily funded by unions that has pushed for more equitable distribution of state aid to public schools. The Tony, Grammy and Emmy award-winning actress has a long history of political activism in NY and her current goals include fighting poverty, mass incarceration and subway problems.

She reportedly has three children and is openly gay.

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"We want our government to work again". Four years ago, he was challenged by relative unknown Zephyr Teachout, who managed to win 34 percent of the primary vote.

She'a also changed her profile description to something much more political, as it now read: 'Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker, actor, and progressive advocate who is running for governor to fight for a better, more fair NY'.

The page stipulates that Nixon "won't be accepting any corporate contributions" and that "instead our campaign will be powered by the people". Nixon, whose character, Miranda, was an attorney, also appeared in the two SATC movies, of which there will be no more (and not just because she'll be busy running for office).

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

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