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Cynthia Nixon To Serve In Bill De Blasio's Cabinet?

11/15/2013 10:46 am ET | Updated Nov 27, 2013
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According to a report from The New York Observer, Cynthia Nixon is being considered to serve in Bill de Blasio's cabinet to lead the city's Department of Cultural Affairs.

Randall Bourscheidt, the president of the Alliance for the Arts, was also named as a possible choice.

Nixon has been a vocal supporter of de Blasio from the beginning of his successful mayoral campaign. Among other issues, the "Sex and the City" actress cited de Blasio's stance on minimum paid sick time as a deciding factor in her endorsement.

"I think I will be more involved than any other campaign than I've ever been involved in because I think it will be such a tremendous thing for New York if he was our next mayor," she said in January.

On Wednesday, Nixon's wife Christine Marinoni announced her plan to help de Blasio's promise to tax the wealthy in order to fund universal pre-Kindergarten.

Nixon, who is openly gay, criticized Christine Quinn for wavering on progressive issues and dismissed the notion identity politics would determine her pick for mayor.

She explained to The New York Times:

I’ve got to say, I’m not anti-Chris Quinn. I worked alongside her in the marriage fight, and I believe she was incredibly eloquent and incredibly effective. But apart from that particular gay issue, I don’t see a lot of stuff where I line up with her...I think it’s a sign of progress. It’s like the smoke has cleared in some way and gays, blacks, Caucasians and everybody is able to see beyond the person that might look like them, and go more for the person’s voting record or the person’s plan for the city.

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