Cynthia Nixon: What Her ‘Sex and the City’ Co-Stars Have Said About Her Run For Governor

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon is officially running for Governor of New York. As soon as she made her announcement, her old co-stars and fans alike posted about their feelings concerning Nixon’s choice to run.

1. Her announcement

Cynthia Nixon state of the union

Cynthia Nixon announced she’s running for governor. | Cindy Ord/Getty Images for We Stand United

On March 19, 2018, Nixon tweeted that she’d officially be running for governor. “I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us,” she wrote, along with a link to her ActBlue donation page.

Shortly after she made her announcement, many of Nixon’s Sex and the City co-stars took to the internet to show their support.

Next: Charlotte weighs in

2. Kristin Davis’ reacts to the news

‘Sex and the City’ cast at the movie’s London premiere

Kristin Davis reacted to Cynthia Nixon’s run. | Max Nash/AFP/Getty Images

Known for playing Charlotte on Sex and the City, Davis wrote about how proud she was of her friend.

“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 !” she wrote.

Next: Stanford shows his support

3. Willie Garson shows his support

Actors Willie Garson and Cynthia Nixon attend HBO'S 'Sex and The City' season premiere screening after-party at the American Museum of Natural History June 18, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Image

Willie Garson showed his support for his old friend. | Evan Agostini/Getty Image

Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on the show, took to Instagram to show his support.

He shared Nixon’s campaign video along with the caption: “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.”

Next: What the fans think 

4. Kim Catrall’s curt response

Here’s how she reacted to the news. | Jason Bahr/Getty Images for SeriesFest

Shortly after Nixon announced her candidacy for governor on Monday, her former co-star, Kim Cattrall, addressed the announcement on social media.

Cattrall responded to a Twitter user who asked, “Kim, what do you think of Cynthia running?!” “I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices,” Cattrall replied.

5. Fans are ecstatic

Cynthia Nixon speaking at a podium

Fans are excited about her campaign. | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Miranda and Sex and the City fans were overwhelmed with the news. “Good luck Miranda. I hope you win. We love you,” wrote Twitter user D7me Mars.

“Yesss Cynthia Nixon…I mean, I feel this officially means Sex and the City 3 isn’t happening, but yessss Cynthia,” tweeted actress Laura Marano.

And lots of fans reacted by posting celebratory Miranda gifs.

Next: Nixon’s campaign 

6. Her campaign statement

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon released her campaign statement. | Jesse Grant/Getty Images

“Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker and progressive activist who is running for governor to fight for a better, more equal New York,” reads her campaign statement on her ActBlue donation page. “Cynthia hasn’t been bought and paid for by special interests and won’t be accepting any corporate contributions in this campaign. Instead our campaign will be powered by the people.”

Next: Why she wants to run

7. Why she’s running

Cynthia Nixon meets with people at the Bethesda Healing Center on March 20, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York at her first event since announcing that shes running for governor of New York.

Cynthia Nixon is passionate about her state. |  Timothy A. Clary /AFP/Getty Images

“I’m running for governor because I LOVE THIS STATE – but I know that we can do better. We need a New York that works for all of us – A NEW YORK FOR THE MANY, NOT JUST THE FEW,” reads the Cynthia for New York website.

The issues she’s primarily passionate about are LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and better public schools. 

Next: Running against Andrew Cuomo

8. Her competition

The actress is challenging this political veteran. | Cindy Ord/Getty Images for We Stand United

Nixon will be challenging New York’s current governor, Andrew Cuomo, in the Democratic primary. If she wins, she’ll be the state’s first female and openly LGBTQ governor.

Cuomo, an American politician, author, and lawyer, has been New York’s 56th governor since January 1, 2011. His father, Mario Cuomo, held the same position before him for three terms. Some of Andrew’s accomplishments in his time as Governor of New York are the legalization of same-sex marriage and gun control legislation.

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