Actress Cynthia Nixon is running for governor in her hometown, New York, and already she is getting some love from her Sex and the City cast.
The 51-year-old actress recently expressed her desire to run for governor in the Big Apple via her social media account and through an attached video. In the clip, Nixon was stating how she basically grew up in the place. It was also shown that she was talking with her wife, Christine, and taking her child, Charles, to a public school.
"We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty," Nixon stresses in the video.
Battle With Cuomo
Her supposed intention to run for governor had long been heavily rumored, though now is the only time she gave life to these. Nixon is set to go head to head with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
However, it should be noted that she is heading to a great political battle, as Cuomo is a two-term governor and is the child of a long-time governor as well. Furthermore, the incumbent is looking at a massive campaign funds.
If that would be the case, analysts are now looking at her fame and star factor to snatch voters. Truly, minutes after she had posted her video campaign on Twitter, Nixon had become the trending topic on the microblogging site.
"I'm not nervous about whoever runs. There'll be people who run. That's called elections, and that's fine," Cuomo said last week, seemingly downplaying rumors that were circulating.
If Cuomo had downplayed upcoming contenders, Nixon did not mince her words in her website when she called the incumbent "centrist." She had also made quite a promise, focusing on public transportation, which the actress had been studying for a time now.
If she will win, Nixon is going to make history, becoming the first openly gay and female governor in New York. However, it is still unclear and too early to speculate on how the elections would fare, if one considers the polls conducted.
But, Nixon is already getting a lot of support from her Sex and the City costars. Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte York Goldenblatt in the HBO series and in the movie, took to social media to give her utmost support for her friend.
"[N]o one cares more than she does about EVERY person getting a fair change and a good education. I know that she would be an excellent Governor !" Davis wrote.
Willie Garson, who portrayed Stanford Blatch, is also pushing for Nixon to take the governor seat. He echoed Davis's statements that nobody knows the issues than the award-winning actress and advocate.
There is still no statement from her other Sex and the City costars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall, who played Carrie Bradshaw and Samantha Jones respectively. Nixon played Miranda Hobbes in both the film and series.
I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us: https://t.co/9DwsxWW8xX pic.twitter.com/kYTvx6GZiD — Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 19, 2018