"I love NY and I believe so much in NY", said the NYC native, going on to add that funding for the city's public schools would be a top priority for her as governor.
In addition to her love for New York, Nixon pointed to the election of President Donald Trump as motivation to run, calling it "a real wake-up call" for her as well as women across the country.
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Nixon also said that given the recent rash of shootings nationally, NY missed out on an opportunity in the recently enacted state budget to enact new gun control measures.
"I was a little devastated by that", she said.
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"If we don't like the direction our government is going in, we have to step up and we have to get involved like never before", Nixon said. "I'm not saying we don't love the clothes".
When the subject on the show turned to the legalization of marijuana, Nixon said she was "absolutely" for it.
"We're at a real watershed moment now", noted Nixon, who participated in New York's March for Our Lives. "There's such an appetite for real progressive change in NY state".
During the "Sex and the City" star's first national television interview aired Wednesday on "The Wendy Williams Show", Nixon called black women the "cornerstone" and "backbone" of the Democratic Party.
On the subject of so-called "celebrity candidates" - the famous faces who seemingly enter politics simply to grab hold of fading headlines (see: Stacey Dash) - Nixon had another comeback. "Yes, I think it is", Nixon said, proceeding to criticize politicians for failing to speak up. "Black women are going to stop showing up for the Democratic Party if the Democratic Party doesn't show up for them". "Let's capture some of that revenue".