“Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon announced back in March that she was running for governor of New York, and that has already produced some hot takes in the media.

New York Magazine seems to be more excited than most about Nixon’s bid to run the state and featured her on its cover with the announcement that she’s “already won” — not at the ballot box, but by pushing current Gov. Andrew Cuomo further to the left.

Jessica Pressler writes that the main reason Nixon is running isn’t Cuomo, though, but — shocker! — Donald Trump:

… Like many liberals, Nixon was shocked and shaken by the outcome of the 2016 election, and while she’d gone to the Women’s March, wearing a pink pussy hat and saying Washington had “better think twice about messing with women,” it hadn’t seemed like quite enough. “There was this sense that politics was now intensely personal in a way that it had never been before,” she told me in her apartment. “It felt like if we wanted to fight against the Trump agenda, we really had to do everything we could to get involved. Including running for office.”

As she saw it, Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York, was the Trump in her own backyard.

So even if Nixon loses, New York State wins, because Gov. Cuomo will be forced to be even more progressive — if that’s possible — to compete, right?

Here’s an interesting find …


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