Sex And The City's Cynthia Nixon to run for governor

Cynthia Nixon takes aim at Cuomo in 1st campaign event    
     Mar. 20 2018 3:52

During her appearance on The View previous year, she accused Governor Cuomo - who is seeking a third term in office - of "shortchanging the children of NY".

She lauded the stars's accomplishments as an entertainer and activist, but maintained that she lacks experience to be governor.

USA actress and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of the hit television series Sex And The City, announced on Monday she would run for governor of NY, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination.

"Cynthia Nixon's identity has no bearing on her gubernatorial candidacy and it was not my intention to suggest it did. But... being an actress and celebrity doesn't make you qualified for public office".

"Eight years ago, I voted for Andrew Cuomo because I believed he was a real Democrat", she said.

"Is Governor Cuomo really that anxious by Cynthia Nixon - or has he just lost it?" sniped one New York Post op-ed. "Being an actress and celebrity doesn't make you qualified for public office", Quinn said.

Nixon, in a speech in Brooklyn, portrayed herself as a political outsider but lifelong New Yorker who loves the state.

"I love NY".

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Cuomo's campaign said the two-term governor's progressive wins include legalized gay marriage, tough gun laws, a $15 minimum wage, expanded school funding and a ban on a drilling technique known as fracking. "But she's never run an organization". Nixon would be the first woman elected to New York's highest office as well as its first [known] LGBTQ governor.

Speaking to the New York Post, she said she was "surprised" by Nixon's announcement that she was embarking on a primary challenge to Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.

"I can't think of a worse time to pick some holier than thou contest with a guy who has a great progressive record".

Nixon didn't seem all too bothered by Quinn's comments, however.

Quinn is also a vocal supporter of Cuomo, who is on his second term as governor of NY. In one scene, a subway auto breezes by, rustling Nixon's famous red hair, before flashing to a shot of her onboard looking a little irked.

"His inhumane budgets have been passed on the backs of our children, our elderly, our working class, and people of color", she said.

"She's an accomplished actress, a supporter of political causes and that's a good thing", Quinn explained.

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