'Sex & The City' Alum Emerges As Possible Candidate For NY Governor

Cynthia Nixon's run against Cuomo for New York Governor may be a good thing

Actress Cynthia Nixon is being floated as a possible primary challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) in 2018.

Nixon, who is best known for playing Miranda Hobbes on the HBO dramedy Sex and the City, is now sharing the stage with Laura Linney in Lillian Hellman's play Little Foxes on Broadway.

Liberal groups have approached the actress regarding a run for office, the Wall Street Journal first reported on Friday.

Cynthia Nixon's name is being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in NY. She's not held back in her criticisms of Cuomo, who's seeking re-election in the November 2018 race, and she has close ties with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Cuomo "is a little more like Betsy DeVos than we like to think he is", she added.

Appearing on "The View" in April, Nixon blamed the governor for a lack of funding for public schools.

The 51-year-old star is an outspoken advocate on political issues, public education funding in particular.

Cuomo remains on the shortlist to challenge President Donald Trump, should he run for re-election in 2022. "These are policies we expect from Betsy DeVos, but from Andrew Cuomo?". "She declined to comment".

"She's an out-of-the-box candidate with progressive credentials who would excite people", Alliance for Quality Education director Billy Easton told WSJ. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and and former state legislator Terry Gipson have also been named as possible contenders.



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