Cuomo disputes report about not challenging Hillary in 2016

"The only discussions I’m having are about how to help the state," he said

By Jillian Rayfield

Published April 29, 2013 4:52PM (EDT)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo disputed a New York Post report that he decided he will not to run for president in 2016 if Hillary enters the race. “There is no truth to the assertion that I’m talking presidential politics and strategy and what Hillary Clinton should do or shouldn’t do or what I’m doing presidentially,” Cuomo told WCNY on Monday, the New York Observer's Politicker blog reports.

“The only discussions I’m having are about how to help the state, how to get the state running, how to make the government a better government,” he conitnued. “And to the extend I’m focusing on politics, it’s my race next year.”

“I understand the press appeal of presidential politics,” Cuomo added. “But no, I’m doing what I’m doing.”

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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