'Sex and the City' star considers primary challenge to NY Gov. Cuomo

Cynthia Nixon might become the latest celebrity to make the jump to politics.

Former "Sex & the City" star Cynthia Nixon - a big supporter of Mayor de Blasio - is being urged to challenge Gov. Cuomo in a primary, a new report said Friday.

"Basically, Gov. Cuomo is shortchanging the children of NY state", Nixon said on The View in April. In March, she wrote an op-ed blasting Cuomo's education policies, which she called dangerously close to those of DeVos.

Nixon's name has been circulated as a potential Democratic primary challenger to incumbent NY governor Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in the office in the 2018 election.

Appearing on "The View" in April, Nixon blamed the governor for a lack of funding for public schools.

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The 51-year-old actress has been heavily involved over the years in local and state education issues.

"He also wants to increase the number of privately-run charter schools in New York City by more than 50 percent".

A rep for the actress tells ET Canada "No comment" when asked about her political aspirations. The Wall Street Journal reported analysts as saying that while Nixon's candidacy "would spark fanfare, it remains a long shot".

Billy Easton, the executive director for teachers' union coalition Alliance for Quality Education, has worked with Nixon extensively in the past and believes she would be a fine candidate for the governor's office.

Other possible challengers to Cuomo include former State Sen.

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