Cynthia Nixon Is Officially Running for New York Governor

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Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has just announced her candidacy for governor of New York. In an Instagram post on Monday, she explained why she is running for office and what she hopes to bring to the role. 

"I grew up in a one-bedroom fifth floor walk-up, just me and my mum," she captioned her post. "I’ve spent my whole life in New York -- this is where I met my wife, where I’m raising my kids, where I’ve fought for 17 years for better schools, better health care, and LGBTQ equality. I love New Yorkers, and I believe in us. We can make this state better for all our kids (and all our grown-ups, too!). We can take on the corruption and dysfunction in Albany and fix these problems ourselves. Will you join me?" 

Her SATC costar, Kristin Davis, took to Twitter to congratulate Nixon on the news. "I am so proud of @CynthiaNixon, no one cares more than she does about EVERY person getting a fair change and a good education," she tweeted. "I know that she would be an excellent Governor!" 

Scroll down to watch Nixon's announcement video on Instagram. (Side note: Does this mean we can officially stop hoping for a new Sex and the City movie?)

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