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Cynthia Nixon has announced her candidacy for Governor of New York

If elected Nixon would be the first female and openly LGBTQ+ Governor of the state.

CYNTHIA NIXON WHO played Miranda Hobbes in ‘Sex and the City’ has announced her intention to run for Governor of New York.

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She is seeking the Democratic nomination from current Governor Andrew Cuomo who has been in the job since 2011.

The actress who has previously won a Grammy, a TONY and an Emmy identifies as bisexual and is a long time education and LGBTQ+ activist. She has never held elected office.

Nixon made the announcement by releasing her campaign video via Twitter.

If elected she would become the first woman and openly LGBTQ+ Governor of the state of New York.

She describes herself as a ‘lifelong New Yorker’  and ‘proud public school graduate and even prouder public school parent’.

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Having never held elected office Nixon has already drawn the attention of New Yorkers with her newly released campaign video reaching 1 million views on Twitter alone last night.

She isn’t mincing her words either. In the video she declared that ‘our leaders have failed us’ and that ‘it cannot be business as usual anymore’. Her website language  isn’t afraid to call it as she sees it either saying ‘Cynthia hasn’t been bought’ referring to accusations of corruption  which been leveled at the current Governor in recent times.

Interestingly Nixon’s campaign isn’t accepting corporate donations and she said she wants her campaign to be ‘powered by the people’.

The reaction to her candidacy announcement has been mostly positive with the odd ‘BUT SHE’S AN ACTRESS’ comment thrown in.

While others are pointing out the irony of giving out about her candidacy given who is currently President of the United States.

And some of us just have concerns about what this does to the current spat between fellow Sex and the City actresses Kim Catrall and Sarah-Jessica Parker.

The election is set to take place in November this year and will have a lot more eyes on it now that Nixon is involved.

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