Cynthia Nixon Explores Possible Run Against Andrew Cuomo
08 March, 2018, 02:14 | Author: Conrad Doyle
The 51-year-old actress has reportedly been in talks with veteran political consultants Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers, former advisors to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has frequently been at odds with Cuomo.
In August, the actress better known for her role as strong-willed lawyer Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City than politics was thrown into the mix of candidates to run against NY state's current Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, in 2018. and now, new details prove this may actually happen.
"If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public", she added", according to The New York Times. Her spokesperson confirmed to ABC News that Nixon is thinking about challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary this September.
If Nixon's possible bid for the seat succeeded, she would be the state's first gay, female governor.
For instance, while accepting a Visibility Award at the Human Rights Campaign's New York Gala, Nixon chose to give a speech about wealth inequality and "corporate Democrats".
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".
Ms. Nixon's Instagram feed has showed her making visits in 2018 across NY, including in Montauk, Skaneateles and Binghamton.
Nixon, an education activist, is a de Blasio ally and would be seen as testing Cuomo from the political left.
Nixon has been very vocal about the importance of women and people of color running for office. She has two kids with former partner Danny Mozes and one with current wife Christine Marinoni, who works in the de Blasio administration.
De Blasio's office didn't immediately comment.
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