'Sex and the City' Actress Announces New York Primary Challenge to Cuomo

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Cynthia Nixon, best known for playing Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City, announced to that she will run for governor of NY.

In 2004, Nixon accepted an Emmy award - the highest accolade in United States television - for her role as Miranda Hobbes from Trump, the fellow celebrity-turned-politician whose current presidency she publicly opposes.

The mother-of-three also shared a brief video in which she talked about growing up in NY. "How did we let this happen?" said Nixon, who starred in the TV show "Sex and the City". "I've never lived anywhere else", she said. "I was given chances I just don't see for New York's kids today".

"But something has to change".

Nixon platform on her campaign website seems to focus on progressive concerns of income inequality, health care availability, concerns about mass incarceration, and in a nod to attracting downstate voters "fixing our broken subway".

According to reports, the Sex and the City star plans to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary.

But Nixon remains a left-field candidate with Cuomo very much the favored contender ahead of the Democratic Party primary on September 13.

Her campaign fundraising page stipulates that she "won't be accepting any corporate contributions" and that "instead our campaign will be powered by the people".

A Monday Siena College poll found that 66% of the state's Democrats would vote for the governor, while just 19% would support Nixon.

In the video, Nixon said "our leaders are letting us down".

Nixon, a longtime advocate of higher funding for public schools, ended months of speculation with an announcement Monday that she will challenge Cuomo for at least the Democratic Party line for governor.

We're wishing Cynthia the best of luck as she embarks on this new chapter of her professional life.

"I'm not nervous about whoever runs", he told reporters in Manhattan.

It's not her first foray into politics, though, as the mother-of-three was placed on Mayor Bill de Blasio's advisory board for the Mayor's Fund To Advance New York City, in 2014, while her wife, Christine Marinoni, also dipped her toe into that world when she became the special adviser for community partnerships.

Teachout, who was listed as Nixon's campaign treasurer, said she will be helping Nixon's run, saying she has been impressed with Nixon.

Nixon has publicly voiced her opposing views on Cuomo's education policies in an interview on "The View" last April and in an op-ed where she compared him to President Donald Trump's Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos.

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