‘Sex and the City’ actor Cynthia Nixon reportedly considering run for NY governor

(FromL) US actress Sarah Jessica-Parker, US actress Kristin Davis, English actress Kim Cattrall and US actress Cynthia Nixon pose as they arrive at the UK premiere of "Sex and the City 2" in Leicester Square, central London, on May 27, 2010. The sequel to the first film sees the group of friends travel to Abu Dhabi to continue their search for relationship happiness while discussing the highs and lows of being a women. AFP PHOTO/ MAX NASH (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)

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(FromL) US actress Sarah Jessica-Parker, US actress Kristin Davis, English actress Kim Cattrall and US actress Cynthia Nixon pose as they arrive at the UK premiere of "Sex and the City 2" in Leicester Square, central London, on May 27, 2010. The sequel to the first film sees the group of friends travel to Abu Dhabi to continue their search for relationship happiness while discussing the highs and lows of being a women. AFP PHOTO/ MAX NASH (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)

Cynthia Nixon's name is being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor of New York.

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The Wall Street Journal was the first to report Friday that the "Sex & the City" actress has been approached by liberal groups encouraging her to mount a Democratic primary challenge against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Nixon is active in liberal politics in the state. She has not weighed in on her possible candidacy. A message left with her agent was not immediately returned Friday.

The director of the Alliance for Quality Education tells the Journal that Nixon has progressive credentials, and her candidacy would excite voters.

Other names mentioned as possible challengers to Cuomo in the Democratic primary include former state Sen. Terry Gipson and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.

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