WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - 'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon's bid for New York governor ended at its primary stage as she failed to win the Democratic party nomination against incumbent Andrew Cuomo.
Cynthia conceded defeat after she could win only 35 percent of the vote while Cuomo gained 65 percent with 93 percent of precincts reporting.
Responding to the result on Twitter Thursday night, Nixon said she is not discouraged, but inspired.
'We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state,' according to the 51 year old New Yorker and progressive activist. Cynthia said she could bring to the forefront 'issues of racial and economic justice' during the campaign.
At the time of launching her gubernatorial campaign, Cynthia said she is contesting the election to stop Cuomo from selling New York off to the highest bidder. Cuomo has been the state's governor since 2011
Cynthia grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Yorkville, where she was raised by her single mother in a one bedroom apartment.
Cynthia began working as an actor when she was 12 years old to earn money to pay for her college education. Best known for her role as career-oriented lawyer Miranda Hobbes on HBO's hit series, 'Sex and the City,' Cynthia received her Grammy for her role in the audio version of 'An Inconvenient Truth,' the seminal book warning about the dangers of climate change.
For the last 17 years, Cynthia has been fighting for better schools and women's health care, including the right to choose. An outspoken advocate for LGBT equality, Cynthia is married to longtime education organizer Christine Marinoni.
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