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'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon running for New York governor

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Cynthia Nixon, known as by the fans of HBO's 'Sex and the City' series, could be New York's next

"I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for Join us," the 51-year-old tweeted alongside a two-minute video.

"is my home. I've never lived anywhere else," she said in the voiceover, adding that she grew up with her single mom in a one bedroom fifth-floor walkup.

"I was given chances I just don't see for most of New York's kids today," she added. "Our leaders are letting us down."

Later in the video, she noted that while she loves her home state, "something has to change."

tweeted support for Nixon's run just after she announced it.

"FOR OF ! #myFULLsupport - she is one of kind - brilliant - brave bold and so smart - a true leader #Nixon4NY."

If wins, she'll be the first openly gay woman to hold the position.

is no stranger to She has often butted heads with Governor over issues pertaining to public education. She has advocated for an increase in funding for public schools, awareness and gay rights, among other things. She has protested and campaigned for former

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First Published: Tue, March 20 2018. 01:15 IST