Cynthia Nixon Urged To Run For New York Governor: Report

Cynthia Nixon

Add former Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon to the list of entertainment celebrities that may transition to politics. The Wall Street Journal reported today that Nixon has been “approached” by liberal supporters who want her to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the state Democratic primary next year. New York elects a governor in 2018.

Nixon has been active in politics, particularly on behalf of LGBTQ issues. She injected a note of political fervor during her acceptance speech at this year’s Tony Awards (she won for best featured actress in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes), but did not call out a particular politician. She has, however, taken on President Donald Trump in past public statements.

She has yet to respond to the reports on a potential candidacy.

Nixon joins Kid Rock, Caitlyn Jenner and Antonio Sabato Jr. as celebrities who have either indicated they will run for office or are mulling it.

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  1. Garboon Aug 4, 2017 7:30 pm

    Opposition Research = Sex & the City Box Set

    Just kidding. She is great and though may lack experience, at least she is passionate about a cause and just any cause, a human rights cause. That’s more than we can say for our Dear Mr. President.

    • Garboon Aug 4, 2017 7:39 pm

      *and NOT just any cause

  2. Magicalon Aug 4, 2017 7:35 pm

    Shes got my vote! Go miranda i mean cynthia…..

  3. Mayor Nixonon Aug 4, 2017 7:36 pm

    She could easily win for Mayor of New York everyone there hates DeBlasio he is a nonstop disaster and they all love Cynthia that is where she should start. She can always run for Governor after two terms as Mayor. Go for it Cynthia.

    • nyguyon Aug 4, 2017 8:36 pm

      We love Mayor DeBlasio, the GOP hates him.
      That said our next Governor will be, and should be Eric Schneiderman. He is an unbelievably great Atty General and will make a much better Gov than Cuomo.

      • dmon Aug 5, 2017 7:52 am

        “we love deblasio’
        speak for yourself. lgbt democrat nyer here. he does nothing for me. pre K for all? who cares. he should stop jetting around & trying to become a liberal superstar & work on the city. he should be doing everything he can to fix the subways, regardless of who controls the mta.
        he’s fake as can be

  4. Neoon Aug 4, 2017 7:38 pm


  5. FrankEon Aug 4, 2017 7:50 pm

    She has zero chance…this idea was probably floated by her people to gauge public interest.

  6. Hanson Aug 5, 2017 8:04 am

    She’d be foolish to run for governor. Let her run for Congress, she’d have a decent shot.

  7. cadavraon Aug 5, 2017 11:33 am

    Anyone remember when Ashley Judd was being pitched to run for Governor of Kentucky, and super-genius Mitch McConnell promptly blew millions of dollars on attack ads–all of which were wasted when she shot down the rumors. Let’s hope the GOP does the same here, demonstrating once again how fiscally “responsible” they are.