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Reed says he’s getting closer to decision on run for governor in 2022

Congressman Tom Reed is getting closer to a decision on whether he’s running for governor of New York.

He’s been an outspoken critic of Gov. Andrew Cuomo since before allegations of sexual harassment surfaced for the current officeholder. That said, Reed says he doesn’t expect Cuomo to resign.

The Governor said as much in a press conference on Wednesday, noting that he would not resign- simultaneously urging New Yorkers to wait until the results of an investigation are complete.

“I was elected by the people of New York, not politicians,” Cuomo remarked during his press conference, adding “I will not resign.”

As for when Reed might make a decision about his own political future- the time is coming.

“We are looking at a sooner-rather-than-later timeline,” he told the Finger Lakes Times. He admits that running against even a damaged Gov. Cuomo will be a tall order. Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-1 margin.

“It’s clear to me that there is a loss of confidence,” Reed added, noting that even members of Cuomo’s own party are uncertain on whether he will be fit to lead the state through another term.