'Sex in the City' Actress Running For New York Governor

March 19, 2018
Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon (Photo credit: Xinhua/Sipa USA)

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Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon says she's running for governor of New York against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in September.

Nixon took to Twitter and posted a video on her candidacy for governor "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us"

In the video, the 51-year-old Manhattan mother of three said "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." Nixon adds.

Her entry into the race will pit the openly gay liberal activist up against Cuomo, a two-term incumbent with a $30 million war chest and possible ambitions for the White House.

Cuomo, 60, had no immediate comment, but has made fun of her celebrity status entering the race.