Cuomo: I Won't Replace Biden

By Reid J. Epstein
|  Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011  |  Updated 7:00 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Top New York News Photos of 2011

AP

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has no plans to replace Vice President Biden.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called speculation he’d replace Vice President Joe Biden on the 2012 Democratic ticket “just political chatter and silliness.”

Speaking in the Buffalo suburb of Lancaster, Cuomo dismissed questions about a New York Post column on Monday that asserted President Barack Obama would replace Biden with Cuomo.

“That’s just political chatter and silliness,” the first-year governor said. “We want to stay focused on doing the good work with the people of the state.”

The Cuomo float is the latest in a series of rumors – so far all baseless – that someone other than Biden would be Obama’s 2012 running mate.

Last fall Bob Woodward suggested Obama was thinking about naming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to replace Biden. Then-White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the story was “absolutely not true” and Clinton said she had “no interest” in being No. 2.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out