Report: Gov. Cuomo gearing up to be Pres. Cuomo

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MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast was joined by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at MTA New York City Transit Headquarters on Thu., October 24, 2013 to announce a joint campaign to promote tourism in areas that have recovered from Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

A published report says Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking steps to launch a presidential bid.

The “New York Post” reports that Cuomo has hired a pair of high-profile Florida fundraisers, including a Hillary Clinton moneyman, to help plan events in the swing state.

Analysts say such hiring of out-of-state fundraising people is a big first step for a run.

Recently Cuomo has flexed his political muscle outside of New York State including a trip to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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