Is "Sex And The City's" Cynthia Nixon Running For Office in New York?
You probably know Cynthia Nixon from her time as Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City, but you might soon know her as the governor of New York.
That’s right, news reports are flying that actress Cythia Nixon is interested in running as a candidate for the governor of New York State.
Reportedly, Nixon has talked to political strategists Bill Hyers and Rebecca Katz, two former advisors to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, about her chances of winning.
While Nixon is an acclaimed actress, who holds an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony award, she has not held a political office position before.
That said, she is constantly talking about political affairs and has openly opposed New York state’s current governor Andrew Cuomo on many of his political stances.
For instance, while accepting a Visibility Award at the Human Rights Campaign’s New York Gala, Nixon decided to give a speech about wealth inequality and “corporate Democrats.”
In addition, Nixon has also openly criticized President Donald Trump over his immigration and transgender bans.
Plus, Nixon criticized and called Vice President Mike Pence the “poster boy for anti-LGBT rhetoric, legislation and conversion therapy.”
That said, Nixon hasn’t officially announced that she’s running for office yet.
As the New York Times reports, Nixon’s publicist Rebecca Capellan fielded off questions with the following statement:
“Many concerned New Yorkers have been encouraging Cynthia to run for office, and as she has said previously, she will continue to explore it.
“If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public.”
If she were to run for office and win, Cythia Nixon would become the first openly bisexual Governor and the first woman in the role as well.