The Wall Street Journal: Cynthia Nixon to challenge Cuomo for New York governor

Actress Cynthia Nixon on Monday announced she will challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary, presenting a threat from the left to his bid for a third term.

Nixon is best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes, a lawyer in HBO’s “Sex & the City,” but has also been involved in New York politics in recent years, calling for more funding of public education and stumping for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat.

In a video she posted to her Twitter account announcing her candidacy, she said New York’s political leaders have failed the state.

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