Cynthia Nixon has a message for Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall:
You women keep doing your adorable little cat fight thing.
I’m gonna go makeover an entire state, okay?
Indeed, while the latter two ex-Sex and the City stars continue to bicker over their fake friendship, Nixon has set her sights on something a bit more pressing.
The actress announced on Monday afternoon that she is running for Governor of New York.
“I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us,” Nixon Tweeted alongside a two-minute video just a short while ago, adding via voiceover in this video:
"New York is my home, I’ve never lived anywhere else.
"When I grew up here, it was just my mom and me in a one-bedroom, fifth floor walk-up.
"New York is where I was raised and where I’m raising my kids. I’m a proud public school graduate and a prouder public school parent."
Sounds like she has one item on her platform (education) already checked off.
Sex and the City, of course, was filmed in The Big Apple.
One television critic after another analyzed how the location itself was as much of a character on the HBO smash hit as Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte themselves.
Continues Nixon in her campaign footage:
"I was given chances I just don’t see for most of New York’s kids today.
"Our leaders are letting us down. We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty. Half the kids in our upstate cities live below the poverty line.
"How did we let this happen? I love New York. I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change."
Nixon will be challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary this fall
If she wins the overall election, she’ll be the first openly gay woman to hold this position.
Her entrance in the race guarantees that Cuomo (who has over $30 million his campaign account and who polls list as being far ahead) will face an intra-party challenge from his fairly far left.
"We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us," Nixon says in her video.
"It can’t just be business as usual anymore.”
The Democratic primary will be held on September 13 and Nixon has already received encouragement from Rosie O’Donnell.
“CYNTHIA NIXON FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK!" Tweeted the comedian after Nixon made her announcement, adding:
"#myFULLsupport – she is one of kind – brilliant – brave bold and so smart – a true leader #Nixon4NY."
Concluded Nixon, running down more issues on which she feels strongly:
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.
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