Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon announced Monday that she is running against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the state's Democratic primary. Cuomo — who is the son of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo — was previously unchallenged in the race, and he has appeared rattled by Nixon's moves to take his seat, mocking her run as being "just about name recognition."
In the video announcing her candidacy, Nixon focuses on education, saying: "New York is where I was raised, and where I am raising my kids. I'm a proud public school graduate and a prouder public school parent. I was given chances I just don't see for most of New York's kids today." Without naming names, she also emphasizes that New York leaders have failed and promises in part to fix "our broken subway," a criticism Cuomo has repeatedly faced. Watch below. Jeva Lange