NEW YORK: Cynthia Nixon To Run For Governor

NBC New York reports:

Actress Cynthia Nixon has announced she will run for governor. “I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor,” she tweeted Monday afternoon, along with a campaign video. A short biography on her campaign website states, “Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker and progressive activist who is running for governor to fight for a better, more equal New York.” Nixon says she won’t accept corporate contributions in the campaign.

A poll issued last week shows Democrats prefer Gov. Andrew Cuomo over Nixon by a more than 3-1 margin. Nixon has won two Tonys, two Emmys, and a Grammy award for a spoken-word album.