Sarah Jessica Parker has broken her silence on Cynthia Nixon’s bid to be the Governor of New York.
The Sex and the City star officially endorsed Nixon on Thursday, a little over a week after the actress announced she was launching a campaign to challenge the current governor of the state, Andrew Cuomo, in the Democratic primary.
‘A mother. An activist. An advocate. A fighter. A NY’er. A dear friend. Running for Governor of our great state’ wrote Parker.
‘My sister on and off screen, you have my love, support and vote.’
Sarah Jessica Parker posted an affectionate Instagram post endorsing Nixon’s campaign
Nixon has failed however to win over all of her Sex and the City co-stars, with Kim Cattrall commenting about the news of Nixon’s political run by writing: ‘I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices.’
Those hollow and underwhelming remarks stood in stark contrast to the tweet posted by Kristin Davis, who two days prior stated: ‘I’m sorry I’m not in NYC to join the party tonight, but i gladly donated! @CynthiaNixon for Governor!’
The men of Sex and the City have been far more kind to Nixon, with Willie Garson writing: ‘I cant think of anyone who’s more prepared, more caring, more educated on the issues and more READY than @CynthiaNixon ….please join her on this journey, together we can turn things around with candidates such as her.’
Nixon’s leading man David Eigenberg also got in on the action, writing: ‘Happy to see my friend running to help all the great folks of NY state! #Nixon4NYA wonderful and smart and most of all …deeply ethical person. Go forward Cynthia, Serving the people of New York! A wonderful and smart and most of all …deeply ethical person. Go forward Cynthia, Serving the people of New York #education!’
And when a Twitter user suggested that Evan Handler run alongside Nixon as lieutenant governor, he wrote: ‘Has a movement begun…’
It has not been all good news though, as former New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn slammed Nixon as an ‘unqualified lesbian’ in response to the news of her run.
Nixon responded by selling eye-catching buttons with the disparaging phrase emblazoned on them through a Democratic fundraising site for $5 each.
All sales go towards the running of her campaign.
Kim Cattrall (right with Nixon in 2008) took a reserved stance on Nixon’s political ambitions
Kristin Davis said in a tweet she thought Nixon ‘would be an excellent Governor’ the day the news was announced
The Tweet Kim Cattrall posted in response to the news her former co-star was in the running for Governor of New York
The eye-catching buttons sold by Nixon for $5 each after she was branded an ‘unqualified lesbian’ by former New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn
Nixon announced her debut in the world of politics with a two-minute video on her social media platforms, where she declared: ‘I love New York and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor.’
She also began to lay out what her platform will be as she prepares to face off against the sitting governor.
‘We want our government to work again. On health care, ending massive incarceration, fixing our broken subway,’ said Nixon.
‘We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us.’
This news is not all that shocking in the wake of a piece that Nixon posted on CNN back in January ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union address.
In that CNN piece, Nixon wrote that just voting is not enough any more, and that a more involved role in government among those underrepresented communities was the only way to ‘take back our government.’
Incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo recently came under fire for cracking a joke about Jewish people being bad dancers
‘Given the current state of the union, taking our country back is going to require all of us everyday people to step up and take action – whether by protesting anti-immigrant policies, organizing for women’s rights, refusing to give polluters our business, demonstrating against police violence, or even taking the leap to run for office ourselves,’ stated Nixon.
‘Everyday people running means more people of color, more women, more queer people, more first-generation Americans, more allies — more of the people whose voices have been missing for far too long.’
She then added: ‘We may not have million dollar super PACs behind us, but we’ll have something more important – a shared mission uniting millions of people across this nation.’
Nixon also hinted at the idea of a run back in August during an interview on Today.
‘I think there are a lot of people who would like me to run,’ said Nixon.
‘I think for a variety of reasons but the one number is education.’
The state of New York currently ranks close to last when it comes to equitable funding among public schools, which is something that Nixon has worked to change for years.
‘Governor Cuomo likes to say that we spend more per pupil than any other state, and that is actually true. But the only reason that is true is because we spend so much on the kids in our wealthiest districts,’ Nixon explained on that Today appearance.
‘Between our hundred richest schools and our hundred poorest schools there’s a $10,000 gap on what we spend per pupil.’
Host Al Roker tried to get her to admit she might be eyeing a run during that segment, but Nixon refused to comment, saying:” ‘I cannot.’
The men of Sex and the City were far moire supportive of Nixon on social media (above)
Deja vu: Nixon launches her bid for governor in the wake of President Trump’s victory (Trump presents Nixon with an Emmy in 2006)
Nixon has been working as an actress her entire life, but shot to international fame thanks to her role as Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City.
Of the four actresses who starred on the program, it is Nixon who has enjoyed the most critical success ever since the program went off the air.
She picked up an Emmy for the show’s final season and another four years later for her guest turn on the popular NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Nixon has also won a Best Actress Tony for her work in Rabbit Hole in 2007 and a second in the Best Supporting Actress category just last year for The Little Foxes.
And in 2009 Nixon even scored a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category along with Beau Bridges and her former Sex and the City paramour Blair Underwood for their reading of on An Inconvenient Truth.
That puts her just one award away from becoming an EGOT, which is the quadruple crown of the entertainment industry.