Sex And The City actress Cynthia Nixon (also known as impermeable lawyer Miranda Hobbes) is officially running for New York Governor. It was long rumoured the 51-year-old would run for office but her announcement just hours ago on Twitter confirms it. “I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor,” Nixon wrote accompanied by a video.

In September last year, Nixon talked about the state’s schooling woes. “The public school system is so broken in New York State,” Nixon told U.S. Weekly. “We’re 49th in terms of equality in school funding — out of the country, 49th! That’s because of the way schools are funded. They’re funded with property taxes spawned from back room deals, the senators in Albany who have more power get more funding, we have to throw all that out. It’s very complicated, but we have a funding formula that works that out and closes that gap if our state constitution gives us the right to a sound basic education system.”

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