Report: Cuomo won't run if Hillary does

The New York Governor reportedly decided he has no chance in 2016 if Clinton runs

By Jillian Rayfield
Published April 29, 2013 1:02PM (EDT)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reportedly decided not to run for president in 2016 if Hillary Clinton enters the race, according to the New York Post.

From the Post:

“The governor has told people in recent weeks that there’s not a chance for him to run if Hillary gets in the race because she’ll easily wrap up the Democratic nomination,’’ said a Cuomo administration insider with direct knowledge of the situation.

“He knows that and he accepts that, and so he won’t even be thinking at all in those terms — unless Hillary decides not to run, which seems unlikely,’’ the source continued.

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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