Ever since Donald Trump became the United States's 45th president, a parade of Hollywood stars have been rumored to run for office much to the bewilderment of the general public. While some are more vocal than others, very few have confirmed their new political career.
However, Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has officially announced she's running for political office and the state's citizens couldn't be more excited.
On March 19, Nixon, 51, announced her plan to challenge two-term incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic party nomination to become the Governor of New York, despite never holding any elected role.
With the election only six months away, the liberal activist branded Cuomo, 60, as a "centrist and Albany insider," and was recently recognized by the Human Rights Campaign with its Visibility Award for her work "advocating for marriage equality and fighting stigma and prejudice."
"We are now the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty," she declared in a video posted on Twitter announcing her candidacy.
The New York Times speculates the mother-of-three will heavily rely on her celebrity status to sway the state's voters with a unique media campaign based on her entertainment career "traditional challengers" cannot recreate.
But how exactly is the public reacting to Nixon's political bid? In two words: very well.