New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) won't run for president in 2016 if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton runs, sources have told the New York 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," the insider said.
“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 insider added.
Cuomo is one of a handful of Democrats other than Clinton named as potential 2016 contenders. He previously declined to say whether he would support Clinton if she runs.
“There’s a long way away," Cuomo said on Fred Dicker's talk radio show in December. "There’s no doubt that she’s incredibly popular, she’s got incredible support ... She’s going to have to make her decision.”
"We have to assess all the candidates," he added.
Most political observers believe if Clinton runs, she'll easily shore up the nomination, and ultimately clear the field.
A recent Democratic poll of voters in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire showed Clinton receiving 61 percent of the vote, while Vice President Biden took 7 percent and Cuomo tied Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick with 3 percent.