ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he won't make an endorsement in the New York City mayor's race.
Cuomo, who is also head of the state Democratic party, said he has no plans to make an endorsement in the Democratic primary next week. But he says he may make endorsements in other races. He didn't say which.
Cuomo says he won't endorse in the close race because he lives in Westchester County, not New York City, and he doesn't think it would be appropriate to weigh in.
Governor's endorsement can be helpful for a mayor candidate, but can also create potential problems for the governor should the candidate fail.
New York City's mayor and the governor work closely on spending and policy initiatives.