'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon may run for NY governor

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon may run for NY governor

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon may run for NY governor

The "Sex and the City" actress is mulling the possibility of running for governor of NY, challenging Andrew Cuomo in Democratic primary in September.

Nixon has reportedly began conversations with Democratic strategists Bill Hyers and Rebecca Katz, both former advisers to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Nixon, who appeared in the television series "Sex and the City", has been in talks with campaign operatives about challenging Cuomo for the Democratic nomination in September, multiple news outlets have reported.

Unlike Oprah, it looks like another celebrity might actually run for office: Cynthia Nixon-best known as Miranda in Sex and the City-is exploring the possibility of throwing her hat in the NY governor's race.

NY1 statehouse reporter Zack Fink will have more on the story at noon on NY1.

Nixon, an education activist, has been openly critical of Cuomo.

Just months before, while appearing on The View, she criticized Cuomo for, as she said, "shortchanging the children of NY".

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

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Polls show he remains popular among the broader Democratic electorate in NY but he is deeply disliked by an impassioned cohort of liberal activists.

"Many concerned New Yorkers have been encouraging Cynthia to run for office, and as she has said previously, she will continue to explore it", Nixon's publicist, Rebecca Capellan, has said.

"If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public", she added", according to The New York Times.

Cuomo faced a challenge in 2014 from the left when a then-unknown Fordham University professor, Zephyr Teachout, garnered a surprising 34 percent in the Democratic primary even though she ran a bare-bones campaign. "Otherwise you won't last long".

Cuomo has already announced he will seek a third term in November and is a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

"You can't let these things bother you".

He said, "We're hoping that either Stephanie or Cynthia Nixon run, but neither one has indicated to us that they are near a decision".

Actress Cynthia Nixon speaks during the "People's State of the Union" event on January 29. "If it's just about name recognition, that would really be a problem".

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