Most New Yorkers know Cynthia Nixon as the red-head from “Sex and the City,” but she’s hoping that they will soon know her as their governor.
The actress, who rose to fame on the hit HBO show, announced her candidacy for governor of New York with a video which she shared on Twitter on Monday.
“I’m Cynthia Nixon,” she says in the clip. “I’m a New Yorker and together we can win this fight.”
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 19, 2018
The “Sex and the City” star, who played Miranda Hobbes on the popular show, will be challenging incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary. Nixon is presenting herself as a candidate of the people, claiming that she won’t accept any corporate contributions to take down Cuomo, who has a reported $30 million in his campaign account.
“Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker and progressive activist who is running for governor to fight for a better, more equal New York,” her campaign site reads. “Cynthia hasn’t been bought and paid for by special interests and won’t be accepting any corporate contributions in this campaign. Instead our campaign will be powered by the people.”
She’s going to need a lot of luck and even more support from her fellow New Yorkers to take down her opponent.