New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s bid for the Oval Office.
Cuomo announced his support for Clinton’s candidacy Sunday, the day the former first lady, secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York formally launched her campaign.
“Hillary Clinton has been a lifelong champion for middle-class families, an advocate for the underserved, and a fighter for civil rights. She is a tested leader with the resilience and experience to be a great president,” Cuomo said in a statement.
Until recently, the Democratic governor was widely believed to be eyeing a run for the White House himself.
Cuomo’s relationship with the Clintons goes back to his time working in and later leading the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton.