“Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon has officially announced her run for governor of New York. The Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress will challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo in the state’s Democratic primary later this year, according to reports.

In a video posted on her official Twitter and Instagram, Nixon shared the vision for her candidacy. “I love New York, I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else. But something has to change,” the 51-year-old actress and progressive activist said in the two-minute ad. “We want our government to work again—on healthcare, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway. We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us.” In addition to advocating for educational equity for nearly two decades, Nixon has also fought for LGBT equality and women’s reproductive rights, according to her website.

Nixon has been rumored to run for New York governor since August after The Wall Street Journal reported that it was likely Cuomo would face “a primary hurdle” due to several possible Democratic contenders. NY1 said she was rumored to run earlier this month, though nothing had been confirmed until Nixon shared her official announcement. On Monday, a Sienna College poll showed Cuomo leading Nixon by 66 percent to 19 percent.

In her Instagram post, Nixon called for support, writing, “We can take on the corruption and dysfunction in Albany and fix these problems ourselves. Will you join me?”

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