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Cuomo takes a pass on Hillary for 2016 speculation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo, who has long claimed he wouldn't interfere with the Legislature's business, slammed Republican and fellow Democratic senators Wednesday then issued his own "litmus test" of policy goals for legislators to win his support. Cuomo delivered his edict a day after Republicans created an unprecedented coalition with five breakaway Democrats to form a bipartisan majority to control the chamber. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) (Credit: AP )

The ink is barely dry on this year’s presidential election yet Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was asked Monday when he would support Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

Cuomo, in a radio interview, declined to commit.

“There's no doubt that she is incredibly popular. She has great experience,” Cuomo said of the current secretary of state, later adding about 2016: “Oh, it’s a long way away . . . You have to assess all the candidates.”


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Cuomo has been in the 2016 mix as well. A recent poll found, however, that New Yorkers would prefer to see Hillary run than the governor.

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