Cynthia Nixon is looking to land a role a lot larger than Miranda on Sex and the City. Reports allege that the actress, currently on Broadway in The Little Foxes, could be running for governor of New York.
The Wall Street Journal suggested Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner, a former state legislator Terry Gipson and Nixon will run against sitting Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo in the election.
“The former Sex and the City star is being encouraged to run by liberal groups,” they write. “Her candidacy has been floated before, but she shot it down in the past. Associates of hers said she is now considering it. She declined to comment.”
“She’d be a fantastic candidate,” Billy Easton, executive director of the teachers union-supported Alliance for Quality Education, told The Daily News. Easton has worked with Nixon on state education issues.
Cynthia Nixon is known best for her role as Miranda Hobbs on Sex and the City and honestly, we think both would make great politicos.
Hobbs or Nixon?
Hobbes was a career-minded lawyer with cynical views on relationships and men. A 1990 Harvard Law School graduate from the Philadelphia area, she was Carrie’s confidante and voice of reason. She wasn’t afraid to stand up to big business like Mr. Big, she helped Steve’s mom who suffered from Azheimers and she always advocated for the truth above all else.
While Hobbs would make a great politician, so would Nixon. A New York resident all her life, Nixon’s father was a radio journalist She graduated from Hunter College High School and attended Barnard. So she knows the issues that matter to New Yorkers.
She’s also been involved with the good fight for some time now. She’s been a vocal advocate and activist focused on LGBT issues and education, especially since she began dating education activist Christine Marinoni in 2004.
In 2009, Nixon announced her engagement to Marinoni at a rally to support same-sex marriage. The pair than married in 2012, a year after Marinoni gave birth to their first child Max.
Earlier this year, Nixon made an appearance speaking at an LGBT Solidarity Rally at Stonewall Inn.
“We don’t know yet what Donald Trump has in store for us, and chances are he doesn’t either,” Nixon proclaimed. “He poses as our ally… but he chooses Mike Pence, the poster boy for anti-LGBT rhetoric, legislation and conversion therapy, as his vice president.”
She continued: “We need to come out not just as queer, but as people who know all too well what it feels like to be put in a box that says ‘other,’ less than,’ ‘easy target if you’re looking for someone to bully, harass, discriminate against, demonize, beat up or even kill.”
Honestly, she has our vote. Now, maybe SJP for president? That would be fabulous.
UPDATE: Earlier today, Nixon was on The Today Show to plug her new film Only Living Boy In New York. They asked her about the rumors. She didn’t confirm or deny them. Here’s what she said: