Cynthia Nixon Explores Possible Run Against Andrew Cuomo

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Nixon, in an interview past year on NBC's "Today" show, blamed Cuomo for what she called the widening gap between the richest and poorest schools.

Ms. Nixon, a spokeswoman for the union-backed Alliance for Quality Education for years, joined Twitter in December and has quickly amassed 25,000 followers while sending only 41 tweets, majority about politics. The paper reported that she once said the Cuomo was "shortchanging the children of NY".

If Nixon throws her hat in the ring against Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in November, she would be joining two other Democrats interested in the position, former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and former Hudson Valley Sen.

"That would really be a problem", Cuomo said.

Actress Cynthia Nixon speaks during the "People's State of the Union" event on January 29.

Mr. Cuomo brushed off Ms. Nixon's possible challenge, and the involvement of former de Blasio operatives, in an unrelated conference call with reporters on Tuesday. Her wife, Christine Marinoni, is a public school education activist who works for his administration as a special adviser for community partnerships in the Department of Education.

From left Kristin Davis Sarah Jessica Parker Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall on Sex and the City Image HBO
From left Kristin Davis Sarah Jessica Parker Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall on Sex and the City Image HBO

Then, he added: "Russian interference?" and dissolved into a long laugh.

Last month, she penned an article for CNN, encouraging political activism, and urging more people from the left to run for office.

Cynthia Nixon appears to be preparing for a gubernatorial run for office, according to NY1. "We may not have million dollar super PACs behind us, but we'll have something more important - a shared mission uniting millions of people across this nation". "Otherwise you won't last long".

"You can't let these things bother you".

He might be playing it cool, but there could be good reason for him to be concerned. In his 2014 re-election, a primary challenger with little name recognition, Zephyr Teachout, won roughly 34 percent of the vote to Cuomo's 62 percent, leading to speculation that Cuomo, a moderate, might be vulnerable to a challenge from a well-funded progressive.

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