Cynthia Nixon has lost her bid to be Governor of New York.

The 52-year-old actress won't be going up against Republican candidate Marc Molinaro in the elections in November because she lost the Democratic primary to Andrew Cuomo on Thursday (13.09.18).

But the former 'Sex and the City' star insists she is ''inspired'' rather than ''discouraged'' by the result.

She tweeted: ''While the result tonight wasn't what we had hoped for, I'm not discouraged. I'm inspired. I hope you are too. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state.

''This is more than just a campaign - this is a movement. The movement we're building isn't just about one candidate, or one election. It's about offering a vision of the way things COULD work, if only we have the leadership and the political courage to make it a reality.(sic)''

Cynthia - who has children Seph, 21, and Charles, 15, with former partner Danny Mozes and son Max, seven, with wife Christine Marinoni - went on to thank those who supported her campaign and vowed to keep fighting.

She said: ''Thank you all for believing and fighting and leaving it all on the field.

''We started something here in New York, and it doesn't end today. This is just the beginning. And I know that together, we will win this fight.''

The first-time candidate had ran on a progressive platform with her focus on subjects including legalising marijuana, supporting single-payer healthcare and fixing the city's subway system.

When she first announced her plans to run for office, Cynthia insisted it was time for more minority groups to be leaders.

She said: ''Women have to lead and speak up.

''I just think we need to have more people of colour and women and LGBT people not just represented -- but leading.

''If we want to fix our world, they know what's wrong with it because they've been on the short end of the stick.''