12 Celebrity Political Campaigns That Ultimately Failed

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Cynthia Nixon

“I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor,” the Sex & The City star tweeted alongside an official campaign video in 2018. “Our leaders are letting us down,” she said in the clip, adding that New York struggles with extremes of wealth and poverty. Unfortunately, her words did not resonate with New Yorkers, and Andrew Cuomo won his third term instead.

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Dwayne Johnson

The Rock could’ve been The President — no, really. In 2017, the actor told People that he was thinking about running in the 2020 presidential election. “If I were a betting man, which I’m not ... I would say yes,” he said. Johnson later filed with the Federal Election Commission, proving that he was serious about joining the race. But alas, his journey to the White House ended there.