Actor Cynthia Nixon laying groundwork in run for governor


Cynthia Nixon is reportedly considering running for governor of NY.

Insiders say Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers are predicted to play a huge part; the two veterans were vital assets in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's first campaign for mayor.

Nixon, who appeared in the television series "Sex and the City", has been in talks with campaign operatives about challenging Cuomo for the Democratic nomination in September, multiple news outlets have reported.

Actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role on the TV series "Sex and the City", is considering whether to run for governor of NY.

NY1 statehouse reporter Zack Fink will have more on the story at noon on NY1.

If Gov. Cuomo is anxious about "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon challenging him in a primary he's not showing it. She has two kids with former partner Danny Mozes and one with current wife Christine Marinoni, who works in the de Blasio administration.

If elected, the former Sex and the City star would be the state's first-ever openly gay Governor, and the first woman to serve in the role.

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Just months before, while appearing on The View, she criticized Cuomo for, as she said, "shortchanging the children of NY". "If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public".

"In this business you can't let these things bother you, otherwise you won't last long", Cuomo said. She hasn't shut down speculation around running for office.

Nixon told NBC's "Today" show in August that there were "a lot of people who would like me to run".

The 51-year-old actress is also an outspoken critic of President Trump.

Ms. Nixon was on the stage in January as Blasio was sworn in for a second term.

Nixon is also an activist around education issues, and has reportedly been studying up on other issues, such as transportation, considered one of Cuomo's weak spots for potential challengers.

Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is contemplating a primary challenge to the Democratic governor, while former Hudson Valley Sen.