According to The New York Post, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken the first step in a potential run for president in 2020.
Cuomo has hired two fundraisers from Florida, which the Post describes as a “sign” that the Democrat is prepping for a presidential bid.
The Post said one of the consultants is Jon Adrabi, who raised funds for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.
“Hiring out-of-state fundraising staff, particularly in a battleground state, opens up money spigots beyond what would normally be available and is a key first step to laying the groundwork for a run.”
Cuomo, who has been governor of New York since 2011, criticized Donald Trump for his first executive order, which imposed a 90-day ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the United States.
Cuomo at the time directed state officials to help individuals detained at airports during the fallout from the order’s implementation.