Updated: 10/16/2013 9:08 PM
Created: 10/16/2013 9:07 PM WHEC.com
Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy is addressing questions about his political future. In a statement we obtained this evening, Duffy says he's been asked if he plans to run for re-election next year. He says if he ran it would be with Governor Cuomo.
He goes on to say the governor has not announced his plans for next year and so discussing his plans is "premature."
Lt. Gov. Duffy's full statement:
"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."