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Cynthia Nixon eyes run for New York governor

  • Actress Cynthia Nixon has reportedly been approached by liberal groups
  • Name floated as primary challenger to Democrat incumbent Andrew Cuomo
  • Cuomo plans to seek a third term as New York governor in 2018 elections 

By Associated Press and Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:30 EDT, 4 August 2017 | Updated: 21:23 EDT, 4 August 2017

Cynthia Nixon, the actress who played Miranda on Sex And The City, is said to be eyeing a run for governor of New York.

Nixon's name has been circulated as a potential Democratic primary challenger to incumbent New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in the office in the 2018 election.

Liberal groups have approached the actress regarding a run for office, the Wall Street Journal first reported on Friday. 

Sex And The City actress Cynthia Nixon (seen with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio last month) is said to be eyeing a primary challenge to Democrat Andrew Cuomo for New York governor
Sex And The City actress Cynthia Nixon (seen with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio last month) is said to be eyeing a primary challenge to Democrat Andrew Cuomo for New York governor

Sex And The City actress Cynthia Nixon (seen with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio last month) is said to be eyeing a primary challenge to Democrat Andrew Cuomo for New York governor

Nixon is active in liberal politics in the state, particularly on education issues.

She has not weighed in on her possible candidacy. A message left with her agent was not immediately returned Friday.

The director of the Alliance for Quality Education tells the Journal that Nixon has progressive credentials and her candidacy would excite voters.

Other names mentioned as possible challengers to Cuomo in the Democratic primary include former state Senator Terry Gipson and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.

Nixon is seen standing left with her co-stars from Sex And The City. She played the career-minded lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the HBO series
Nixon is seen standing left with her co-stars from Sex And The City. She played the career-minded lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the HBO series

Nixon is seen standing left with her co-stars from Sex And The City. She played the career-minded lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the HBO series

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