Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon is running for governor

Cynthia Nixon

WAIT, WUT!? Cynthia Nixon, aka Miranda from Sex in the City, aka my ginger heroine, is running for governor of NY.

Former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has unveiled her candidacy for governor in her home state of NY.

Nixon shared some of her platform, saying she wants to fix health care and the broken subway system in addition to ending mass incarceration.

Nixon added: "We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us". Her wife, Christine Marinoni, is also longtime education activist who recently left her position with with New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's administration to work with Nixon's campaign.

On Monday, Nixon filed a notice with the state elections board creating her gubernatorial committee called Cynthia for New York; Teachout, a Fordham University professor, is listed as the campaign treasurer. Earlier this month there was a report that she was considering a run and assembling a team on the chance that she did decide to seek the governor's office.

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". Cuomo is running for his third term in NY with a $30 million war chest at his disposal for the campaign. "If it was just about name recognition, then I'm hoping that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Billy Joel don't get into the race".

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.

Nixon will face off against Cuomo in the state's Democratic primary in September. "How did we let this happen?"

Mr Cuomo, 60, the son of late New York Governor Mario Cuomo, is seeking his third term.

Nixon's campaign said in its press release that the candidate will spend the coming weeks traveling across the state to hear from voters.

Despite the stardom brought by her role alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall on the wildly successful television comedy "Sex and the City", which aired on HBO from 1998-2004 and spawned two spin-off movies, the actress lags far behind in the polls.

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