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Politics and Government

Comptroller DiNapoli says he'll stick with his job in 2018

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he has no interest in challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a primary in three years, saying he prefers to seek re-election as comptroller.

DiNapoli, a favorite among many state Democrats (especially in the party’s left-leaning base), says he has no interest in running in a primary against Cuomo. The state comptroller says he intends to seek another term in his current post and says he’s set up a campaign committee for the comptroller’s slot for 2018.

“I happen to love this job,” DiNapoli says. “I think it’s the best job in state government.”

It’s also too early to think about the next statewide elections, DiNapoli says, which are three and a half years away. He says there’s a presidential race to focus on before then.

Cuomo has seen his support among the public and especially among left-leaning Democrats wane in recent months.