After weeks of hinting that she would seek the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, Cynthia Nixon has made it official.

The 51-year-old actress Monday afternoon announced her candidacy in a video posted to social media.

In a tweet, she wrote: "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor."

Nixon noted New York is her home and that she has not lived anywhere else.

In the video, Nixon said "our leaders are letting us down." She said New York is "now the most unequal state in the entire country" with "both incredible wealth and extreme poverty."

Nixon's entry sets up a September primary for the Democratic party's nomination. Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he intends to seek a third four-year term but he has not made a formal announcement.

Nixon portrayed Miranda Hobbes in the "Sex and the City" series that ran for several seasons on HBO.

WATCH the video of Cynthia Nixon's announcement via Twitter that she is running for governor.

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