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New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has more competition in his bid for reelection, as former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon announced Monday that she is throwing her hat in the ring and running for governor of New York.

“I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us,” Nixon tweeted Monday, along with her first campaign video. (Video below.)

ABC News reportedNixon, a 51-year-old gay liberal activist, is a supporter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a fellow Democrat who often clashes with Cuomo on a variety of issues.

According to Siena pollster Steven Greenberg, Nixon “is far from a household name in New York, though she is better known than either Molinaro or DeFrancisco.”

Nixon grew up in New York City, where she was raised by her single mother in a one bedroom, fifth-floor walk-up apartment. She began working as an actor when she was 12 years old to earn money to pay for her college education, and she was able to put herself through Barnard College at Columbia University.

She attended New York City public schools, and her three children are all New York City public school students or graduates. She would be the first woman elected to New York’s highest office, and its first LGBTQ governor as well.

Nixon is no fan of President Trump. On January 30, she tweeted, “President Trump’s first year in office has been a dark time for America. But the good news is this is still a democracy, and the people can hold their leaders accountable. It’s time to take our government back.”

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