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Cynthia Nixon Set To Run As New York Governor

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It seems Cynthia Nixon may be preparing for her biggest role yet, as Governor of New York. Rumours about the actress and activist running for the role have been circulating for the last year but new reports suggest that Nixon is very serious about the position. The Sex And The City star is currently preparing her team and campaign to the challenge current governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary this September.

CNN reported that Nixon has hired Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers, who both worked on the campaign for Bill de Blasio campaign, the current Mayor of New York.

‘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,’ Nixon’s publicist told CNN.

Nixon has neither confirmed nor denied the rumours. When questioned about her potential new job back in August on the Today show she remained quiet on the topic. ‘I have heard those rumors. I've heard them. I've read them,’ Nixon said.

‘In 2018, we don't just need to elect more Democrats, we also need better Democrats,’ Nixon commented during a Human Rights Campaign Greater New York gala last February.

An outspoken advocate on political issues, in particular education policy, Nixon has played an active role in New York politics since 2014 when she was placed on advisory board for the Mayor’s Fund To Advance New York City.

If she’s successful Nixon would be New York’s first female and openly gay governor.

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