Lt. Governor Bob Duffy won't say if he'll be on the 2014 ticket with Gov. Andrew Cuomo next year. Cuomo tapped the former Rochester mayor and police chief to be his running mate in 2010. But there are signs Duffy wants out of Albany.
First came word Duffy bought the unlisted Keuka Lake home of Rochester Business Alliance CEO Sandra Parker. Then reports came out Duffy is in the running to replace Parker when she retires. Parker earns more than $300,000 a year.
In a statement, Duffy said, "I have been asked if I plan to run for re-election next year. Obviously if I ran it would be with Governor Cuomo. The governor has not announced his plans for next year and therefore discussion of my role is premature. The governor and I both feel strongly that political discussions can interfere with our governing and we have much more important work to do before next year’s political calendar commences. The governor and I have developed a great working relationship as well as a deep personal friendship over these past three years and our administration is performing well and still getting stronger. We will discuss our future political plans at the appropriate time next year,” said Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy.
"By saying we'll answer this at the appropriate time next year that in itself is a veiled indication that he's not planning on coming back," said Nazareth College political science professor Timothy Kneeland.
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