Cynthia Nixon Is Officially Running For Governor Of New York

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If elected, she would be New York’s first female and openly gay governor

UPDATE 3/19/18: Nixon has officially put her name into the running for governor of New York. She announced the news on Twitter with an accompanying video, which you can watch here

Cynthia Nixon, best known for portraying Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, is reportedly in talks with two Democratic strategists, in what many are taking to be a sign that she might run for governor of New York.

According to NY1, Nixon—who has been a vocal critic of current governor, Andrew M. Cuomo—has "begun the process of assembling staff to lay the groundwork for a competitive campaign." This includes meetings with Bill Hyers and Rebecca Katz, former advisors for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. If Nixon decides to move forward, she would be challenging the two-term incumbent in the Democratic primary election this November.

A noted public education activist, Nixon has also reportedly been "studying up on other policy areas, in particular transportation policy," per The New York Times

When asked, Nixon's publicist Rebecca Capellan declined to comment on her conversation with Hyers and Katz.  

“Many concerned New Yorkers have been encouraging Cynthia to run for office, and as she has said previously, she will continue to explore it,” Capellan said in a statement. “If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public.”

As the Times points out, Nixon would "be New York’s first female and openly gay governor, if elected."

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.