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Schneiderman: I'm Really Not Running For Governor

It may be three years until the next statewide election, but potential candidates are already staking out their positions. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman both say they are content with their jobs, and would like to keep them longer.

Schneiderman quickly shot down a report in the New York Daily News that said he might want to challenge Governor Cuomo if the governor seeks re-election in 2018. Two of the past three governors began as Attorney Generals, and Schneiderman as recently as last fall would not rule out a run for governor. Now, he says, he doesn’t want to.

“I just got reelected,” Schneiderman said, in an interview with public radio and television. “I love this work, I love being a lawyer, I love the legal work. This is an incredible job.”

Schneiderman says he hopes to run for a third term as Attorney General. Governor Cuomo also said this week that “there is nothing else”  he’d rather do, and  plans to remain as governor as long as people will have him. Schneiderman says he thinks Cuomo should run again.

Karen DeWitt is Capitol Bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, a network of public radio stations in New York state. She has covered state government and politics for the network since 1990.
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