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

Published March 19, 2018

After days of speculation regarding her candidacy, Cynthia Nixon has officially announced her run for governor of New York State.

In the 2018 gubernatorial primary, Nixon will face off against incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who’s looking to get re-elected for a third term (there are no term limits for NYS governors).

Known for her role as uptight lawyer Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City, the actress is in fact a lifelong New Yorker. She was born in the city and has raised her children there as well.

In her campaign video, Nixon boards the notoriously awful L train; on her new campaign site, she makes clear that the state of the MTA will be a major component of her message. “We could fix our crumbling subway system by providing the MTA the money we were promised for repairs, and stop asking New York City or its riders to clean up Governor Cuomo’s mess,” she writes.

She also takes a progressive stance on state policies, arguing in favor of the DREAM Act, and pushing to pass campaign finance reforms.

If elected, Nixon would be the first female governor of New York State.