AceShowbiz - Cynthia Nixon is officially running for New York Governor. After teasing that she would challenge the incumbent governor, Andrew Cuomo, she finally took to Twitter to declare her candidacy for governor on Monday, March 19.
On the Twitter post, she wrote, "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us: bit.ly/gocynthia." In the video that she posted along with the declaration, she stated her love of New York city, "New York is where I was raised, and where I'm raising my kids. I'm a proud public school graduate. And a prouder public school parent. I was given chances I just don't see for New York's kids today."
She went on saying that the New York's leaders are letting the communities down. She said, "Half the kids in our upstate cities live below the poverty line. How did we let this happen?"
Some people commented on the post and declared that they would vote for Cynthia to be the next governor. Some people said, "Hell yeah I'm a Cynthia-bro" and "Miranda can run my city anytime. Apparently the Zionists are already after her for her support of Palestinians." One social media user also suggested, "Just say you'll fix the trains over and over and you will win."
Cynthia also released an opening statement describing her agenda as a "bold, progressive message." In the statement tweeted by Sean Sullivan, she even mentioned that Andrew's administration "has been mired in corruption." In the statement, she said that the current situation in New York had to change. She continued, "We want our government to work again. On health care, ending massive incarceration, fixing our broken subway. We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us."
Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New York. Her opening statement: pic.twitter.com/Z9C9WI5nkv— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) March 19, 2018
On her campaign website, it is made clear that Cynthia will not accept any corporate contribution. She will also limit contributions from any individual or organization to $65,100 for the election cycle.
A poll of 772 registered voters was conducted on March 11-16 of which result was released on Monday, March 19. The result showed that 66 percent of registered Democrats voted for Andrew while 19 percent picked Cynthia. The margin of error is plus-minus 4 percentage points. Based on the poll, Cynthia has obtained trust of younger and upstate Democrats on her.
Earlier this month, Andrew gave his insight on Cynthia's rumor of candidacy. He said, "Normally name recognition is relevant when it has some connection to the endeavor. If it was just about name recognition, then I'm hoping that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Billy Joel don't get into the race."
The political adviser to Andrew, Jefrey Pollock, said, "Over and over in our research, Democratic primary voters say they're not looking for an outsider because they look to Washington, D.C., and see what the outsider has meant to this country."
A political science professor at Baruch College in Manhattan, Douglas Muzzio, said that Cynthia should launch a listening and talking tour as the first step to gain the community's trust. The professor stated, "She can't be the celebrity glamor girl. She's got to get out there and get exposure upstate."