Actress, Cynthia Nixon, 51 on Monday entered the race for governor of New York.
Her website suggests that her campaign’s focus will be equality, both gender and financial. Nixon says: “We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty.” She has also used her website to promote #CuomosMTA, a term used often by critics of the current governor for New York’s faltering subway system run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
While the “Sex and the City” star has been an education activist for many years, being so famous could deter her primary focus. In less than 20 minutes of announcing her candidacy, she was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter in New York.
“I’m not nervous about whoever runs,” Andrew Cuomo said last week. “There’ll be people who run. That’s called elections, and that’s fine.”
If elected, Ms. Nixon would become the first female governor, and the first openly gay governor, in New York history.
“Something has to change,” she said in her ad. “We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us. It can’t just be business as usual anymore.”
Mr. Cuomo begins the race as a heavy front-runner. In recent years, he has enacted a minimum-wage increase, free college tuition scholarships for middle-class families and paid family leave. Despite this, Cuomo has yet to build his campaign team, even though the state Democratic Part bought $100,000 in television ads supporting Mr. Cuomo’s efforts on gun control.
Cynthia Nixon is mostly known for playing the savvy feminist lawyer, Miranda Hobbes. We have no doubt “Sex and the City” fans everywhere are rejoicing.
Author: Scarlett Victoria Clark
Scarlett Victoria Clark is Founder and Editor of SMART GIRL TRIBE and a multi-lingual journalist. She has also written for Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Health. When not writing she enjoys travelling and shopping for (more) heels.