It's official: Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New York. Of course, we know the actress best for her role as Miranda in Sex and the City, but Cynthia is a born-and-bred New Yorker, and while this would be her first official political post, she's been campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights for years. And goodness knows she won't be the first famous TV face to make the move to politics!
She's certainly ready for a fight. "We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us," she says in her video advert. "It can't just be business as usual anymore." Here's her announcement video in full:
And here are some of the best Twitter reactions to her announcement:
Kim Cattrall: ...and THERE'S the final nail in the coffin of Sex and the City 3!— Petra Starke 🌟🗝 (@petstarr) March 19, 2018
Cynthia Nixon: Hold my beer.
Oprah: I don't acknowledge negative energy. We hold the power to our happiness.
Liberals: Oprah for President!#CynthiaNixon: We have to tackle inequality at its root. Let's start by abolishing mass incarceration and corporate handouts .
Liberals: She's not qualified!
— Achmat X (@AchmatX) March 19, 2018
— Ethan Grey (@_EthanGrey) March 20, 2018
— Carly (@CarLeeES13) March 19, 2018
I had to catch myself, because when I saw that #CynthiaNixon was running for governor of New York, I was like, "Well, of course she is! She's a lauded civil rights attorney who's at the top of her field!" #NotMirandaIRL
— Kindred Motes (@kindredmotes) March 19, 2018
If you hypocrites voted for Trump, Ronald Reagan who were also celebrities, don't you dare question #CynthiaNixon for running for governor.
— Sophia Reese (@Antonio4Brett) March 19, 2018
Not sure what Cynthia Nixon's platform will be when running for NY Governor, but I hope it includes a sincere apology for the Sex and the City movies.
— Secret Society Lisa (@Lisa_Battleaxe) March 19, 2018
Cynthia Nixon running for governor is the best 'Sex and the City 3' storyline yet.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) March 19, 2018
#CynthiaNixon already knows what you're gonna say about her running for governor. She knows what memes you're gonna make. She knows why you think she's unqualified & unexperienced. She knows what homophobic, sexist, Hollywoodish names you'll call her. But she's running anyway.
— Not So Fast, Missy (@MissySkies) March 20, 2018
— Samantha Ellis (@Samanthropy) March 19, 2018
— mia 🌻 (@miiaisweird) March 19, 2018