"If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public".
It was first hinted she was interested in the Empire State's top job last August when her associates told The Wall Street Journal she was mulling the idea.
A few months earlier, she appeared on ABC's "The View", where she took Mr. Cuomo to task for "shortchanging the children of NY".
"On people who may or not run for governor on both sides of the aisle, we'll deal with that as it progresses", he told reporters.
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Nixon, in an interview previous year on NBC's "Today" show, blamed Cuomo for what she called the widening gap between the richest and poorest schools. Her wife, Christine Marinoni, is a public school education activist who works for his administration as a special adviser for community partnerships in the Department of Education.
Cuomo has already announced he will seek a third term in November and is a potential 2020 presidential candidate. Nixon, 51, has been fairly active in NY politics for years.
For instance, while accepting a Visibility Award at the Human Rights Campaign's New York Gala, Nixon chose to give a speech about wealth inequality and "corporate Democrats". She also said during a 2017 Today interview that, "there are a lot of people who would like me to run". "He was able to expose, and then exploit, in a sickening way how desperate working people are and how little the Democratic Party is paying attention to them, because no different than the Republican Party, it has been focused for too long, and too intently, on the big money interests that fund its campaigns".
The Wall Street Journal originally reported that liberal groups are encouraging the star to run for office. "In this business", Mr. Cuomo said with a laugh, "you can't let these things bother you". Four years ago, Zephyr Teachout, a virtually unknown challenger when she launched her long-shot bid against him, secured 34 percent of the primary vote.
He dismissed Nixon's name recognition, saying it will only take her so far in politics.