'Sex and the City' star considers run against New York's Cuomo

Asked Wednesday in a conference call with reporters if he thought the mayor, a Democratic rival, was playing a role in Nixon's potential bid, Cuomo remarked: "I think it was probably either the mayor of NY or Vladimir Putin ..."

It's been reported that Sex and the City star and left wing activist Cynthia Nixon has been talking to consultants linked to New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio about a possible primary challenge to Cuomo in the governor's race this year.

"That would really be a problem", Cuomo said.

Cuomo was asked on a conference call about the possibility of Mayor deBlasio being behind Nixon's potential run. She continued to criticize Cuomo's achievements in school aid, noting that spending on education is something "parents all across NY state talk to me about".

The actress' rep did not deny that she was considering a gubernatorial run, instead releasing a statement that says, "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", her publicist told The Times.

Then, he added: "Russian interference?" and dissolved into a long laugh.

If Nixon throws her hat in the ring against Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in November, she would be joining two other Democrats interested in the position, former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and former Hudson Valley Sen.

Cynthia Nixon participates in the "We Stand United: New York Rally to Protect Shared Values".

"You can't let these things bother you". Four years ago, Zephyr Teachout, a virtually unknown challenger when she launched her long-shot bid against him, secured 34 percent of the primary vote. Nixon's name recognition and celebrity status could mean she has a real shot at unseating the incumbent.

Speaking at a rally days after Trump was inaugurated, she said: "As LGBT people, we know how important coming out is, but I would argue that our coming out has never been more important than it is right now".

  • Kyle Peterson