Actress Cynthia Nixon may challenge Cuomo for New York governor

Calvin Saunders
March 8, 2018

Citing anonymous sources, the station reports that Nixon intends to stand against the incumbent Andrew Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday appeared to suggest that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may be behind a potential gubernatorial bid by actress Cynthia Nixon.

Cuomo, a Democrat, is still popular, but is viewed as vulnerable because of his his frayed relationship with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and because of the city's constant transit issues.

The 51-year-old actress is best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes, the frisky but cynical lawyer who romped through six seasons and two movies of "Sex and the City".

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

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

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Nixon has previously said "maybe" when asked if she's running.

"If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public", her publicist told The Times.

Ms. Nixon, a spokeswoman for the union-backed Alliance for Quality Education for years, joined Twitter in December and has quickly amassed 25,000 followers while sending only 41 tweets, a lot of them about politics. "He was able to expose, and then exploit, in a sickening way how desperate working people are and how little the Democratic Party is paying attention to them, because no different than the Republican Party, it has been focused for too long, and too intently, on the big money interests that fund its campaigns".

"In this business you can't let these things bother you, otherwise you won't last long", Cuomo said. Zephyr Teachout garnered about 34% of the vote.

Cuomo has said he's interested in seeking a third term in office, but has not yet formally announced his intentions.

Speaking at a rally days after Trump was inaugurated, she said: "As LGBT people, we know how important coming out is, but I would argue that our coming out has never been more important than it is right now. If it's just about name recognition, that would really be a problem".

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