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What you need to know about Cynthia Nixon, who’s running for governor of New York

Cynthia Nixon has confirmed long-standing rumors that she’s running for governor with a Twitter announcement. “I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor,” the former "Sex and the City" star tweeted Monday, along with a link to make a campaign donation. In an accompanying video, the 51-year-old said, “New York is my home. I’ve never lived anywhere else. … I was given chances I just don’t see for most of New York’s kids today. Our leaders are letting us down.” Nixon stands for ending mass incarceration, fixing a “broken subway” system, and improving health care, among other issues. “I’m running for Governor because we want our state back,” she wrote on her official website, Cynthia for New York. “We want our government to work again."