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In news that’ll make every Sex and the City fan’s day, Cynthia Nixon announced overnight that she’s running for governor of New York.
Following weeks of speculation, Nixon posted an emotional two-minute video to Twitter revealing why she’s running and her love for the city of New York.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) 19 March 2018
“New York is my home. I’ve never lived anywhere else. When I grew up here, it was just my mom and me in a fifth-floor walk-up….We are now the most unequal state in the entire country with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty,” the actress turned activist says in the clip.
“I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change.”
Nixon will be running against two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo, who recently called her a “second-tier celebrity.”
A fundraising page for her campaign says it will be “powered by the people” and won’t accept more than $65,100 for the 2018 election cycle.
If Nixon wins she’ll be the first openly-gay person *and* woman to hold the New York position.
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