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NY governor non-committal on 2020 presidential run: 'I’m focused on the governorship'

NY governor non-committal on 2020 presidential run: 'I’m focused on the governorship'
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Sunday played coy about a potential presidential bid in 2020, saying he's focused on his upcoming third term as governor, while talking up the importance of nominating an accomplished politician.

"It is going to be a very important call for the Democratic Party. And who they pick, and how and why is a very important conversation," Cuomo told John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.

"I don’t believe in rhetorical, theoretical leadership. It’s either experienced and accomplished or it’s not. And this nation shouldn’t just take a chance that maybe a person will grow into the role.

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"But I’m focused on the governorship. I’m a one-thing-at-a-time kind of guy," he added. "And I love doing what I'm doing, and I have a full agenda. I'm going to stay focused on where I am and what I am."

Cuomo coasted to re-election on Tuesday, dispatching Republican nominee Marc Molinaro to win a third term.

The New York governor has been floated as a potential candidate for the 2020 presidential race, though he pledged during the gubernatorial campaign he would serve a full term if re-elected.

Cuomo has been a frequent critic of the president, and also called on him to work in a bipartisan manner on issues like infrastructure in the next two years.