One of the stars of the HBO comedy series “Sex and the City” declared today that she will challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary for governor of New York. The AP reports that Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda on “Sex and the City,” took to Twitter to declare her candidacy.
Nixon also set up a campaign website, CynthiaForNewYork.com, and released a campaign video, which you can watch below.
We reported earlier this month that Nixon was considering a challenge to Cuomo. At the time she had reportedly held talks with veteran Democratic political operatives to discuss running.
“Her announcement sets up a race pitting an openly gay liberal activist against a two-term incumbent with a $30 million war chest and possible presidential ambitions,” the AP reports.
Nixon says in her campaign video: “We want our government to work again. On health care, ending massive incarceration, fixing our broken subway. We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us.”
The AP adds: “Nixon has her work cut out for her. A Siena College poll released Monday showed Cuomo leading her by 66 percent to 19 percent among registered Democrats, and by a similar margin among self-identified liberals. Nixon did a little better among younger and upstate Democrats, but didn’t have more than a quarter of either group.”
The poll was reportedly conducted March 11-16.
“Nixon has in recent months given speeches and interviews calling on Democrats nationally to run ‘bluer’ in 2018 and carve out a strong, progressive liberal identity rather than being merely ‘the anti-Trump party,'” the AP report adds.