Cuomo’s Possible Challengers in 2018

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – More names are popping up as possible candidates to challenge Democratic Governor. Andrew Cuomo next year.
Republican Senator John DeFrancisco says he’s mulling a run in 2018.

On the Democratic side, former state Senator Terry Gipson is considering a primary challenge to Cuomo. Actress Cynthia Nixon has also been mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate.

Controversial Buffalo School Board member and former Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino has told News 4 that  he’s strongly considering running against Governor Andrew Cuomo again next year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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