What do Mark Zuckerberg, The Rock, Jerry Springer, Caitlyn Jenner, and Oprah all have in common?
All successful, yes. All celebrities, yes. The other thing that currently binds them all, is that they are considering running for politics in some form or another. It seems the election of a person with absolutley no political or military experience, to the highest office in the land, has maybe made many people believe that they too can run.
Well another name has been added to the list of celebrity political contenders and that is Cynthia Nixon, better known as Miranda from the hit television series Sex and the City.
That’s right Nixon’s name is being thrown around as a possibility to run for Governor of New York. While she has not confirmed or denied, Nixon appeared on the Today Show and was asked about the idea of a political career. She acknowledged the rumors and said that many people want her to run.
Nixon shared the fact that three of her children have gone through the public school system and:
“that we’ve got a real problem on our hands in New York State. We are the the 49th in terms of equitable funding. That means there is only one state that is worst than us and that’s Illinois”
The actress is passionate about this cause and goes on to explain that the disparity of budget spend between expensive areas when compared with poorer areas is $10,000 per pupil. This is something she recognizes as getting worse and desperately needs fixing.
“That’s got to stop.”
She still did not confirm that she was running, but she certainly comes across as knowledgable, determined, and motivated to fix what she sees as a real injustice in her state.
It is a problem facing New York state that has now spanned decades and Nixon is obviously disheartened by the worsening of the situation.
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