Cynthia Nixon to run for New York governor, challenge Andrew Cuomo in primary

ALBANY — Actress Cynthia Nixon on Monday made it official — she is challenging Gov. Cuomo in this year’s Democratic primary.

“I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor,” Nixon said on Twitter.

The message was accompanied by a more than two minute video.

“New York is my home,” the “Sex And the City” star said in the video. “I’ve never lived anywhere else.”

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She spoke of growing up with her mother in a one-bedroom fifth floor walkup.

She talked about being a “proud” public school graduate and now parent of three kids.

“I was given chances I just don’t see for most of New York’s kids today,” she said. “Our leaders are letting us down. We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty.”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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