Published: Tue, March 20, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

'Sex and the City' star announces run for governor

'Sex and the City' star announces run for governor

After days of speculation regarding her candidacy, Cynthia Nixon has officially announced her run for governor of New York State.

Nixon made her announcement in a video that shows her with her wife and children in her home, and on the streets of NY, taking her child to school and riding the subway.

Actress Cynthia Nixon officially announced Monday her bid for NY governor. Our leadership is letting us down.

When asked earlier this month about Nixon's apparent interest in challenging him, Gov. Cuomo cracked jokes about "Russian interference".

Nixon will face off against Cuomo in the state's Democratic primary in September.

Nixon has already faced criticism for that decision, with Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz accusing her of collaborating "with Israel haters" and calling on NY voters not to support her "bigotry".

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.

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In January, she wrote an op-ed for CNN in which she said that "each one of us has to do whatever we can to take the government back".

The actress is a longtime ally of the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Andrea Buera said at a news conference last week that she was the woman Songz had assaulted. I've never lived anywhere else, " Nixon, 51, says in the video. She described herself as a "proud public school graduate - and a prouder public school parent". But Cuomo, who has raised some $30 million for the race, will be tough opponent to beat.

While appearing on "The View", she said Cuomo was "shortchanging the children of NY state".

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

Nixon added: "We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us".

In 2014, the party was split between Cuomo and Teachout, but ultimately choose Cuomo after he vowed to forward progressive policies in his second term - including helping Democrats win control of the state Senate, which hasn't happened.

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