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Eric Adams ‘not concerned’ as speculation mounts that ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo could run for NYC mayor

Mayor Eric Adams is “not concerned” about disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presumably eyeing his job.

Asked if he thought Cuomo would make a run towards him in 2025, Hizzoner informed reporters he wasn’t sweating it.

“[I’m] not concerned with that, I’m concerned with governing this amazing city,” Adams informed stated at an unrelated press briefing

“You don’t spend 35 years climbing to the top of the mountain and worry about the view. You enjoy the view.”

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Mayor Eric Adams claims to be unfazed ought to former Governor Andrew Cuomo run for his job in 2025. Matthew McDermott

Insiders have stated Cuomo — who resigned from workplace in 2021 whereas dealing with accusations of sexual misconduct — would possibly determine to throw his hat within the race as he mounts a political comeback.

The former three-term Democrat ripped the Adams administration on Sunday for “two years of government incompetence” in managing the Jacob Riis Houses after reviews of potential arsenic poisoning emerged on the decrease Manhattan public housing advanced.

“If this happened on Park Avenue, you would’ve heard it everyday. 1 reality for the rich &1 for the poor,” Cuomo posted on X, together with a video of a speech he made on the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights in Brooklyn.

New York City Housing Authority spokesperson Barbara Brancaccio hit again at Cuomo, calling him a “desperate fallen leader” who was utilizing “fear-mongering for political expediency” in an online statement.

On Monday, Adams laughed off the suggestion that he’d been “betrayed” by Cuomo for the ex-gov’s piercing assessment of his administration.

“I don’t feel betrayed. Many people have their opinions… that’s just life in the big city,” he informed reporters.

Cuomo’s spokesperson Rich Azzopardi didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

He beforehand stated the previous governor will “stand up and fight for the people of NYCHA against a failed bureaucracy every single day of the week, and twice on Sunday.”

Adams is at present dealing with down the barrel of a federal investigation into his 2021 marketing campaign fundraising and grappling with the migrant disaster and low approval scores.

The former police officer noticed his approval ranking drop to 28% in recent months — the bottom for any New York City mayor in a Quinnipiac University ballot because it began to survey voters in 1996.

In December, a hypothetical head-to-head Democratic major race for City Hall 2025 noticed 44% favored Cuomo to Adams 24% assist, in response to the American Pulse & Research polling.

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