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Cynthia Nixon mum on running for New York governor

Aug 9, 2017

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Cynthia Nixon isn't ready to say whether she's running for governor of New York — though she does have plenty of criticism for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Appearing on the "Today" show Tuesday, the "Sex and the City" star declined to answer questions about speculation that she may challenge Cuomo in next year's Democratic primary.

Nixon says she thinks there are "a lot" of people who would like to see her run. She went on to criticize Cuomo's handling of public education, saying the gap between rich and poor schools has never been greater.

Nixon has been active in New York City politics, particularly in education advocacy, and has supported Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio. Her name emerged as a potential candidate for governor last week.