NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo is preparing a network to assist in a presidential bid against Donald Trump.
From the New York Post
Gov. Cuomo has hired two Florida fundraisers, a sign he’s building a national network to launch a presidential bid, sources told The Post.
The two consultants — one is former Hillary Clinton money man Jon Adrabi — will help plan events and build relationships with Democratic donors in the key swing state, sources said.
“Hiring out-of-state fundraising staff, particularly in a battleground state, opens up money spigots beyond what would normally be available and is a key first step to laying the groundwork for a run,” said one source, a Democratic operative, who said Cuomo’s plan is to hire political consultants with experience outside of New York.
Cuomo, 59, has repeatedly denied he wants to run for higher office and said he is focused on re-election to his third term in 2018.
The governor has been expanding his national profile since the Democrats’ dreadful showing in November.