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OffbeatCuomo says he is "ruling out" running in 2020

22:20  27 november  2018
22:20  27 november  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Andrew Cuomo said he is ruling out the idea. Posted: Nov. 28, 2018 10:38 AM. Asked about a possible presidential run on New York City public radio Tuesday, Cuomo said he is ruling out the idea. The Democrat won a third term earlier this month and has repeatedly said he isn't planning to

Andrew Cuomo insisted Tuesday he won't run for president in 2020 . “I am ruling it out . I ran for governor. I have a full plate. Cuomo had been one of several people rumored to run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 . But he said he has his “own expectation” of the type of

Cuomo says he is "ruling out" running in 2020© Mary Altaffer / AP Election 2018 New York-Governor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was considered a potential Democratic contender in the 2020 presidential election, says he's not running. In an interview with "The Brian Lehrer Show" on Tuesday, Cuomo said that he was "ruling it out," and that he was "going to be here doing the job of governor."

Cuomo previously said during a debate with primary challenger Cynthia Nixon in August that the only thing that would prevent him from completing his third term in office, which ends in 2022, is if "God strikes me dead."

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again dismissed talk that he will run for president, saying Tuesday that he is focused on leading the nation's fourth-largest state and not preparing a run for the White House in 2020 .

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"Nothing has changed in my calculus," Cuomo said on Tuesday. "I have my own expectation of the candidate of what the Democratic Party needs to win. I think you'll see a viable candidate in the Democratic field."

He said that it was not enough to have a candidate that was "anti-Trump," but have someone who could present a "positive" Democratic policy program.

Cuomo also said that he was meeting with President Trump to discuss infrastructure this week.

The governor of Mr. Trump's home state, Cuomo has previously tussled with the president. He became a target of the president in August after saying at at a bill signing that America "was never that great." The governor was attempting to make a larger point about women's equality, but the context was lost in the reaction to his first sentence.

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"I am ruling it out ," Cuomo said Tuesday of a 2020 presidential bid, adding that he has "a full plate with many projects," per USA Today reporter Jon Campbell. This comes a week after a report from The Associated Press that said Cuomo had contacted Democrats in Des Moines, Iowa as presidential

In his firmest denial of presidential ambitions yet, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday that , if re-elected this year, he would finish a full third term as New York’s governor — or die trying. “The only caveat is if God strikes me dead

"Big pushback on Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York for his really dumb statement about America's lack of greatness. I have already MADE America Great Again, just look at the markets, jobs, military- setting records, and we will do even better. Andrew 'choked' badly, mistake!" Mr. Trump tweeted the following day. He also mentioned Cuomo's gaffe in subsequent campaign appearances.

Cuomo then said in a conference call with reporters that he had used an "inartful" expression. "I want to be very clear. Of course America is great and of course America has always been great," Cuomo said.

New York is home to a few potential presidential contenders, not including the president. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are both exploring presidential bids in 2020.

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