Miranda Hobbes for Governor? We vote yes! Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon announced in a YouTube video on Monday, March 19, that she is running for Governor of New York — and no, she is not related to Richard Nixon, for the record (although that would be an interesting campaign topic, wouldn't it?).
"I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us," she captioned her campaign video on Twitter. The footage features a plethora of clips of the actress all around NYC with her voice playing in the background. "New York is my home. I’ve never lived anywhere else," she said.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 19, 2018
Cynthia will challenge current Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary. "Our leaders are letting us down," the 51-year-old revealed in the clip. "Something has to change. We want our government to work again, on health care, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway. 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." She continued, "This is a time to be visible. This is a time to fight."
Cynthia's bid doesn't come as a huge surprise. During a recent interview with People, she shared that she'd love for women to have more leadership roles. "Women have to lead and speak up," she said. "I just think we need to have more people of color and women and LGBT people not just represented — but leading. If we want to fix our world, they know what’s wrong with it because they’ve been on the short end of the stick." If she wins, she'll be the first openly gay woman in the position. Best of luck, Cynthia!