'Sex and the City' Star Cynthia Nixon Eyes NY Governor's Race

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Cynthia Nixon is allegedly going to announce that she's running for governor of NY state against current governor Andrew Cuomo, according to local NY1.

NY1 has learned that Nixon has begun the process of assembling staff to lay the groundwork for a competitive campaign.

Cuomo, a Democrat, is still popular, but is viewed as vulnerable because of his his frayed relationship with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and because of the city's constant transit issues.

Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes on HBO's "Sex and the City", is reportedly considering challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for re-election this year.

NY1 statehouse reporter Zack Fink will have more on the story at noon on NY1. "If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public".

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Actress Cynthia Nixon speaks during the "People's State of the Union" event on January 29. "In this business", Mr. Cuomo said with a laugh, "you can't let these things bother you".

He also downplayed questions about Nixon using consultants tied to de Blasio, his frequent political foe. Mr. Andrew, the son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, won during his candidacy in 2014 against Zephyr Teachout.

In August 2017, Nixon joined the Today show and declared, "There are a lot of people who would like me to run".

If Gov. Cuomo is anxious about "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon challenging him in a primary he's not showing it. Ms. Nixon was a regular presence on the campaign trail for Mr.de Blasio in 2013, and Ms. Nixon's wife, Christine Marinoni, works in the de Blasio administration.

Billy Easton, director of the Alliance for Quality Education, noted to the WSJ that Nixon is "an out-of-the-box candidate with progressive credentials who would excite people".

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Rumors of Nixon's interest in running for office have swirled for a year.

During her appearance on The View a year ago, she accused the Governor - who is seeking a third term in office - of "shortchanging the children of NY".

He dismissed Nixon's name recognition, saying it will only take her so far in politics.

Schwartz was referring to former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.

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