Report: Cuomo takes major step toward presidential bid

Report: Cuomo takes major step toward presidential bid

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has hired two fundraisers from Florida, the New York Post reported, describing it as a "sign" that the Democrat is angling for a presidential bid.

The newspaper said one of the consultants is Jon Adrabi, who raised funds for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE’s presidential bid. 

“Hiring out-of-state fundraising staff, particularly in a battleground state, opens up money spigots beyond what would normally be available and is a key first step to laying the groundwork for a run,” a Democratic source told the Post. 

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Cuomo, who has been governor of New York since 2011, criticized President Trump for his first executive order, which imposed a 90-day ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the United States.

Cuomo at the time directed state officials to help individuals detained at airports during the fallout from the order’s implementation.