Andrew Cuomo Signals He’ll Probably Seek Third Term as New York Governor

He jokes that the only other career he’s considered is journalism.

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo speaks onstage during the Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 21, 2015 in New York City.

Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images Food Bank For New York City

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signaled that he intends to run for a third term in 2018.

“We are in the midst of a phenomenal transformation in the state of New York,” Cuomo told reporters in Manhattan Monday. “There’s nothing else that I would rather do than what I’m doing. I plan to stay as long as the people will have me.”

Cuomo, a 57-year-old Democrat, began his second term in January. He’s the son of three-term governor Mario Cuomo, who died Jan. 1. Like his father, Andrew Cuomo has been discussed as a potential presidential contender. He has already endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for 2016.

The governor joked that the only other career he’s considered is journalism. His brother, Chris, is an anchor for CNN.

“There’s already one Cuomo in journalism, right?” Cuomo said. “I don’t want to go there and compete with my brother Chris, so I have no alternative but to stay where I am.”

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