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'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon running for New York Governor

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon running for New York Governor”

Nixon is already gaining endorsements from prominent NY progressives like Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University professor who unsuccessfully ran against Cuomo in the 2014 Democratic primary for governor.

"Sex and the City" co-star Kristin Davis kicked off former costars' messages of support over social media, emphasizing Nixon's commitment to childhood education, which she made a focal point of the video announcing her candidacy.

If Nixon wins she'll be the first openly-gay person *and* woman to hold the NY position.

She's a hard-working activist who's more than her famous characters, supporters like Rosie O'Donnell said.

"You have somebody who's been the governor of NY for eight years and is universally known versus someone who is an actress and is unknown to the majority of the electorate", Greenberg said.

Ms Nixon starred in the HBO television series from 1998 to 2004 about four women in New York City, playing the part of attorney Miranda Hobbes.

Overall, President Trump continues to perform poorly in his home state of NY. "We want our government to work again, on health care, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway".

More recently, she has been delving into issues of keen interest to New York City, the main blue stronghold in a state where suburban and rural towns upstate tend to run red. But Nixon remains a left-field candidate with Cuomo very much the favored contender ahead of the Democratic Party primary on September 13.

Cuomo is running for his third term in office. But just 48 per cent of voters told the pollster that they would vote to re-elect Cuomo, and 46 per cent said they'd prefer to elect someone else.

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.

The Siena College Research Institute poll found Cuomo leading his two Republican opponents by about 2-1 while Cuomo he also has a sizable lead over Nixon in a potential Democratic primary.

In addition to the video, Nixon has set up a campaign fundraising page that echoes some of the language used by 2016 Democratic Party presidential contender Bernie Sanders who electrified the left before ultimately losing to Hillary Clinton. Nixon grew up in New York City, where she was raised by her single mother in a one bedroom, fifth-floor walk-up apartment.

But a spokeswoman has only said she is considering her options.



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