Cuomo’s sister backing woman for president

If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo runs for president in 2016, his own sister apparently won't support him — she's committed to an EMILY's List campaign to put a woman in the White House.

In honor of my daughters, I'm supporting #MPOTUS. Help all of our daughters realize there is no limit to their dreams ow.ly/kFRsq

— Maria Cuomo-Cole (@MariaCuomoCole) May 3, 2013

The Democratic women's group launched its "Madam President" on Thursday and plans to air Web ads and host town halls boosting the idea of a female commander-in-chief. If Hillary Clinton runs for president, the group that endorsed her in 2008 will be there to help. EMILY's List President Stephanie Shriock told reporters that “we do not know if Hillary is going to run, but we are hopeful that she may." Should Clinton bow out, Shriock said, the group will look to another female candidate.

Cuomo's office did not immediately return a request for comment. The governor has not discussed plans to run for president, but he has not ruled out a bid either, and he said this week that what Clinton does will have no bearing on his own future. That declaration was in response to a New York Post column reporting that, according to a Cuomo insider, "The governor has told people in recent weeks that there’s not a chance for him to run if Hillary gets in the race."

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