The actress revealed that she will run for New York governor, in the hopes of defeating incumbent Andrew Cuomo.
In a campaign launch video released today, Nixon brings viewers into her home, discusses being raised by a single mom and advocates for public school education.
She also promises to address the widening gap between rich and poor, and advocates for healthcare, ending mass incarceration and "fixing our broken subway."
Watch her candidacy announcement below.
Nixon is best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City — and fans haven't forgotten the iconic character. See some of the Miranda-centric Twitter reaction to Nixon's announcement below.
there's no one i trust to fix the subway more than miranda hobbes, the person responsible for the best new york transportation-related simile on tv pic.twitter.com/gSo6f5JzMG— Hannah Giorgis (@ethiopienne) March 19, 2018
"She was fed up with New York's education system and women being pushed to the periphery by a political apparatus that dismissed them as convenient votes with inconvenient opinions. And as I sat there, I wondered: was Cynthia Nixon playing Miranda or was Miranda there all along?" pic.twitter.com/0UTngTDnmx— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 19, 2018
Carrie and Samantha are feuding via Instagram and Miranda is running for governor and Charlotte is idk, trying to keep her kids' charter school from being integrated?— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) March 19, 2018
Too bad Cynthia Nixon isn't running for police commissioner because she'd be great at reading people their [lowers designer shades] Miranda Rights.— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 19, 2018
What a delight today is for every woman who's ever been called a "Miranda" as an insult.— Amanda Litman (@amandalitman) March 19, 2018
Samantha: I don't believe in the Republican party or the Democratic party. I just believe in parties.— Caro (@socarolinesays) March 19, 2018
Miranda for president, Carrie for poet laureate, Samantha for press secretary, Charlotte for NOTHING AT ALL— eve peyser (@evepeyser) March 19, 2018
"...I couldn't help but wonder...could Miranda fix the subway? Or was it me that needed fixing?" pic.twitter.com/xpE9EjSqqp— Dami Lee (@dami_lee) March 19, 2018
Miranda running for governor of New York is the Sex and the City movie we would have gotten in a better, more rational timeline.— Super Deluxe (@superdeluxe) March 19, 2018
when miranda slams her silverware down on the table and says "because sex is not a time to chat!!!" i felt that— SadeVEVO (@fillegrossiere) March 19, 2018
If you can't give me a rundown of exactly why Miranda broke up with Steve then please spare me your uninformed political opinions okay? i only have time for professionals who actually know what they're talking about— Charlotte Alter (@CharlotteAlter) March 19, 2018
are you more of a cuomo or a miranda?— alyssa bereznak (@alyssabereznak) March 19, 2018
Later that night I got to thinking, was Miranda right? Was running for governor the new brunch? https://t.co/qtw3Seh2Q8— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) March 19, 2018