Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes for six seasons and two films worth of the New York City-centric Sex and the City franchise, said Monday via her verified Twitter account that she’s running for governor of New York.
“I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us,” the Democrat tweeted with a two-minute video.
She’ll be up against incumbent Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who has served two terms, in the upcoming Democratic primary.
A poll by Siena College shows Cuomo is ahead of Nixon among Democrats 66 to 19 percent, according to the New York Times, though that poll was released before Nixon officially entered the race.
Nixon has been an activist for educational causes in New York for years.