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Andrew Cuomo Responds to VP Speculation

LANCASTER, NY - Governor Cuomo responded Tuesday to speculation that he is being considered as a potential Vice-President candidate in Barack Obama's 2012 Presidential campaign.

"That's just political chatter and silliness," said Cuomo. "We want to stay focused on doing the good work with the people of the state."

An article in the New York Post quotes two sources as saying President Obama will ask Cuomo to be his running mate in 2012. Former G.O.P. leader Bill Powers said "I don't think there's any doubt Obama is going to pick him as his running mate." He went on to say,"the president will call him up later this year and say, Andrew, you have to do this for the good of the country."

Cuomo hasn't acknowledged the speculation and says he is just focused on New York.

"We had a productive session in Albany this past legislative session, but we have a lot more to do and that's what I'm focused on."

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