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Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro on Friday ruled out a run for mayor of New York City next year, but said she might run for the U.S. Senate again or for governor in 1998.

"I still have that little bit of an urge" to run for elective office, the former Democratic congresswoman from Queens said.

But Ms. Ferraro, in Albany to campaign for a State Senate candidate, said that if she doesn't run in 1998, her candidate days are over. "If I don't do it in '98, I'll never do it," she said.

In January, Ms. Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic vice presidential nominee, had said friends were urging her to run for mayor and that she was considering it. Independent polls have shown she would be the strongest Democratic challenger for Republican Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

But asked Friday if she had any interest in running for mayor, she quickly said: "No. How's that for a speedy answer?"

Ms. Ferraro, in addition to traveling around the country helping fellow Democrats, is a co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" political show.

"I'm having a great time now," she said.

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