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Sex and the City Icon Cynthia Nixon Could Be New York's Next Governor

Sex and the City Icon Cynthia Nixon Could Be New York's Next Governor

Cynthia Nixon
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The actress-turned-activist is in talks to run against Governor Cuomo in 2018.

On Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon's character Miranda famously described her hobbies as drinking coffee, having sex, buying pies and enjoying battery operated devices. We may have a new one to add to the list. Far removed from the iconic HBO show and the subsequent movies we'd rather not speak about, the 51-year-old Nixon has become as known for her liberal activism as she has for her turn on show all your gay friends want you to watch.

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She campaigned for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2013, put Governor Cuomo's policies on blast during an appearance on "The View," and become an advocate for issues affecting public education. Now, rumors are swirling that her next big move might be a political campaign. No, she's not trying to become America's second President Nixon just yet, but she might be considering taking on Cuomo in next year's contentious race for governor.

According to The Wall Street Journal, three potential candidates have emerged to face off against Cuomo: Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner, former state legislator Terry Gipson, and our main queen Miranda. As the article explains, "The former Sex & the City star is being encouraged to run by liberal groups. 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."

We can only hope that this rumor is true because if we've learned anything in a year where a reality show host won the presidency, it's that anything is possible.

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