Cynthia Nixon Asked About Governor Run & She Doesn't Deny It!


Former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon said "a lot of people" would like to see her challenge Gov. Cuomo - but she declined to say she would.

Nixon, 51, made an appearance on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday and would not say whether she is running or not. "And what it feels to be in that middle place with someone that is your close friend and you love, and figuring out how close you've been - the stuff that you don't get to see on the screen".

A long-time public education activist, Nixon, as she has been in the past, was critical of Cuomo's handling of school aid for high-need districts, saying NY ranks 49th, behind only IL, when it comes to equable school funding.

Nixon spoke about her concern with New York's public school system, especially with her own children attending: "We've got a real problem in our hands in NY state".

The AQE is a public school advocacy organization representing parents and communities.

"Governor Cuomo has the strongest progressive record of any elected official in this country-period-and we look forward to building on that record in the third term", Bill Mulrow, Cuomo's 2018 campaign chairman, told the Wall Street Journal. On The View, Nixon said, "I've been involved in fighting for more equitable school funding across New York state and in New York City as well for 15 years".

"I can not make that statement either", Nixon responded.

Furthermore, Nixon is a staunch advocate for LGBTQ rights, writing in a 2015 Variety op-ed about marriage equality, "We have to keep organizing like our lives depend on it".

She also explained why the city was such an important setting for the coming of age film.