Cynthia Nixon declares candidacy for New York governor

- Maret 19, 2018

Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon formally declared her candidacy for governor of New York Monday on Twitter after weeks of speculation she would challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a primary race this fall.

The announcement was made on the actress's Twitter account, with a two-minute-and-seven-second video featuring her wife and children.

"Our leaders are letting us down. We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty," Nixon says in a voice-over in the video, which shows scenes of her walking around New York and footage of struggling upstate cities

"I love New York. I've never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change," she says in the video.

"We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us," Nixon says, without referencing Cuomo directly.

The end of the video features Nixon on an Amtrak train, with her saying in voice-over — "I'm Cynthia Nixon, I'm a New Yorker and together we can win this fight."

A train conductor announces: "Next stop, Albany."

See the video here.


 

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