Cynthia Nixon could run for NY governor

Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon is exploring a run for governor of New York.
Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon is exploring a run for governor of New York.

Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon is reportedly assembling a staff ahead of a potential run for governor of New York.

Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers, who worked on Bill de Blasio's first campaign for mayor of New York, would play major roles in Nixon's candidacy, NY1 reported on Tuesday.

Nixon recently wrote in an op ed on CNN.com that "each one of us has to do whatever we can to take the government back" including "taking the leap to run for office ourselves".

"Everyday people running means more people of colour, 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 wrote.

"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."

Appearing on NBC's Today last year, she said that she was being encouraged to run.

She criticised the record of Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, who she would challenge in a September primary if she enters the race.

A spokeswoman for Nixon indicated that she was still considering a bid.

"Many concerned New Yorkers have been encouraging Cynthia to run for office, and as she has said previously, she will continue to explore it. If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public," the spokeswoman said.

Australian Associated Press