Nixon will be running against two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo, who recently called her a "second-tier celebrity". "If we want change, we have to go out ourselves and seize it". She also says "our leaders are letting us down".
Political analysts believe that Cuomo has the clear operational and fundraising advantage, but who cares? "Please join her on this journey, together we can turn things around with candidates such as her".
DeFrancisco has pledged that he won't seek a Republican primary, saying a united party is the only hope the GOP has of unseating the two-term governor in November.
Her announcement video emphasizes her long ties to the city and that she is a graduate of its public schools.
Years before walking onto New York's political stage, Cynthia Nixon shared one with Donald Trump.
Nixon will likely face a hard challenge to Cuomo in a Democratic primary.
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"I love NY, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor".
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Actress Cynthia Nixon joins protestors rallying against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City.
The video ends with Nixon sitting on a train, looking down into the camera, as the announcer says, "Next stop Albany".
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Molinaro on Thursday passed a key milestone in the campaign, gaining enough support among New York Republican Committee voters to lock up the nomination at the GOP's statewide convention in May.
If elected, Nixon would be the first female governor of NY.
The Siena College poll released Monday shows 57 percent of registered voters give Cuomo a negative rating for his job performance; of those, 25 percent give him the lowest rating, "poor", which ties his worst performance, registered in a fall 2014 poll by Siena.