Cynthia Nixon explains why challenging incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ...

Cynthia Nixon knows it won't be easy to beat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but says voters tell her they're ready for change.

The Sex and the City star explained her decision to challenge Cuomo in the Democratic primary in an interview with The Associated Press.

Cuomo has failed to fight corruption, fix New York City's subways and address inequalities in schools, the New York native and longtime education activist said.

Nixon said she plans to show New York voters she's 'so much more than an actor.'

Sex and the Citys tar Cynthia Nixon said she's challenging New York's incumbent governor in the Democratic primary because he hasn't addressed inequalities in schools, plus other things; Nixon is seen here in New York City on  March 20

Nixon said she is not phased by questions about whether she has the experience necessary to lead one of the nation's biggest states.

Similarly, when asked about polls showing Nixon trailing Cuomo by a large margin, Nixon told the AP she was undaunted.

A poll released on March 19 by Siena College showed registered Democrats favored Cuomo by a ratio of of

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