Cynthia Nixon lost the race to become governor of New York

New York, wyd?

Cynthia Nixon had dreams of shaking off her image as Miranda the hot-shot lawyer in Sex and the City, and becoming a left wing governor for New York city. Unfortunately, the results last night left her with 35 per cent of the vote share as opposed to her rival Andrew Cuomo’s 65 per cent.

The disappointing results rolled in quickly as she was declared the loser within 45 minutes. Nevertheless she emerged triumphantly hours later to Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind” to a crowd chanting her name.

“While the result tonight wasn’t what we had hoped for, I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired. I hope you are too,” Nixon wrote in a social media post. “We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state.” Oh well … now we might get a Sex and the City 3.  

She’d run an ambitious campaign. She had been vocal on issues relating to universal rent control, immigration rights, the legalisation of weed, and mass incarceration. And even found time to do a tongue-in-cheek skit with the hilarious John Early to showcase her newfound political zeal.

However, according to the BBC, her opponent had the winning advantage of a much larger budget – and Nicki Minaj. The rapper took to Twitter to defend his position as the current governor of New York by saying he and his team “know how to work for the people to make NY even GREATER”.

Nixon also had some famous fans including the woman who recently threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj. Cardi B posted on Instagram in support of her and the propsective lieutenant governor Jumaane Williams. T.I. learned who she was last week and publicly came out in favour of her policies and invited her to his next family BBQ, and Amy Schumer went from endorsing Cuomo to voting for Nixon on the day. Here’s some of the other celebrity indorsements.