During a conference call with reporters about storm preparations, the governor was asked if he thinks Mayor de Blasio is behind Nixon's possible run for governor.
The Emmy Award victor isn't the only actress who could be seeking political office in NY this year. "Eighty years ago, she wrote, 'There are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it, and other people who just stand around and watch them do it, '" she said. "In this business", Mr. Cuomo said with a laugh, "you can't let these things bother you".
If Nixon were to run and win, she would make history two times over, as the state's first openly bisexual and first female governor.
She went on to knock Cuomo's record on school aid, saying education funding is something "parents all across NY state talk to me about". When asked about the possibility of Cynthia running for governor, Mr. Andrew said on Tuesday, March 6, "On people who may or not run for governor on both sides of the aisle, we'll deal with that as it progresses". "If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public". Cynthia sees New York City's subway system as one of Mr. Andrew's major political vulnerabilities. She has two kids with former partner Danny Mozes and one with current wife Christine Marinoni, who works in the de Blasio administration.
The actresses' political campaigns could draw the attention of comedian Chelsea Handler, who recently announced she was ending her Netflix series to focus more of her attention on "becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen" and working to help more women get elected to public office.
Ms. Nixon was on the stage in January as Mr.de Blasio was sworn in for a second term.