Gov. Cuomo Won’t Fuel Speculation That He Might Run For President in ’16

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andrew-cuomoNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a week after being named among Time’s 100 most influential people, says he won’t fuel speculation that he might run for president in 2016.

The comment came in response to reporters’ questions in the same room that his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, had frequently discussed running for president.

Cuomo joked that he’s seen that play before. He says that while it’s flattering, he doesn’t want speculation to become a distraction in his first term, as he’s taking on major issues and pursuing bipartisanship.

Cuomo also says he’s unsure if he’ll be on the campaign trail for President Barack Obama nationally.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York’s top legislative Democrat, said Wednesday that former Sen. Hillary Clinton and Cuomo would each be strong candidates in 2016.

{CBS Local/Matzav.com Newscenter}

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  1. Cuomo (along with Clinton) is responsible for starting the housing mortgage disaster.

    July 29, 1999
    CUOMO ANNOUNCES ACTION TO PROVIDE $2.4 TRILLION IN MORTGAGES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR 28.1 MILLION FAMILIES

    See full chart of higher goals by metropolitan area

    WASHINGTON – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today announced a policy to require the nation’s two largest housing finance companies to buy $2.4 trillion in mortgages over the next 10 years to provide affordable housing for about 28.1 million low- and moderate-income families.

    Cuomo said the historic action by HUD raises the required percentage of mortgage loans for low- and moderate-income families that finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must buy from the current 42 percent of their total purchases to a new high of 50 percent – a 19 percent increase – in the year 2001. The percentage will first increase to 48 percent in 2000.

    Commenting on the action, President Clinton said: “During the last six and a half years, my Administration has put tremendous emphasis on promoting homeowners and making housing more affordable for all Americans….

    rest here:

    http://archives.hud.gov/news/1999/pr99-131.html

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