Former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy for governor of New York on Monday. If you haven’t heard the name Cynthia Nixon, you’ve probably at least heard of Miranda Hobbes, the absolutely iconic character she played on SATC. Unfortunately, Miranda is a fictional character, so we don’t have the option of voting for her. But, in the spirit of SATC, make yourself a Cosmopolitan this evening as you and your girls sit down to do your research on Nixon’s candidacy.
People have been speculating, as NBC News noted, about Nixon’s potential candidacy for months. Back in August, she said on TODAY, “I think there are lot of people who would like me to run… but I think the number one is education. We’ve got a real problem on our hands in New York state.”
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 19, 2018
On Monday, she finally confirmed her candidacy in a video on Twitter, in which she said, “Our leaders are letting us down…Something has to change. 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. It can’t just be business as usual anymore.”
Nixon has never run for office before, and her opponent, current Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is “a two-term incumbent (and son of a three-term governor) who is sitting atop more than $30 million in campaign cash,” according to the New York Times. Her biography on her campaign site states, “Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker and progressive activist who is running for governor to fight for a better, more equal New York.”
If elected, Nixon will be the first openly LGBT governor in the state of New York, as well as the state’s first female governor. And, regardless, the gubernatorial election in New York State just LVLd up its reaction .Gif game.