NEW YORK/United States of America: Cynthia Nixon is officially jumping into New York’s governor race— and her “Sex and the City” co-stars and fans are cheering her on.
The actress and longtime education activist, who rose to stardom playing career-minded lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the popular HBO series, tweeted a video Monday letting folks know that — after much speculation — she’s now officially a gubernatorial candidate in her beloved home state.
“I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor,” the 51-year-old Democrat captioned the dramatic clip, which features footage of her wife, Christine Marinoni, and their adorable son, Max, 7.
Nixon, who will challenge New York’s current governor, Andrew Cuomo, in a Democratic primary, would become the state’s first openly LGBTQ governor if she won.
Last August, the actress opened up to TODAY about why the job interested her.
“I think there are a lot of people who would like me to run and I think for a variety of reasons, but I think the number one is education,” she said, noting she has three children who currently attend or have gone through the state’s public school system.
Shortly after her announcement, Nixon’s “Sex and the City” co-stars took to Twitter to cheer her on.
Kristin Davis, who played good girl Charlotte York on the series, wrote, “I am so proud of @CynthiaNixon, no one cares more than she does about EVERY person getting a fair change and a good education. I know that she would be an excellent Governor!”
Willie Garson, who played Carrie Bradshaw’s sassy friend Stanford Blatch, shared Nixon’s video on Instagram, writing, “I cant think of anyone who’s more prepared, more caring, more educated on the issues and more READY than @cynthiaenixon….please join her on this journey, together we can turn things around with candidates such as her.
Fans of the long-running show were just as enthusiastic about the news.