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Brown: No conversations about lieutenant governor slot

Mayor Byron W. Brown on Wednesday said that he has not received a call from anyone in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s camp about potentially becoming a candidate for lieutenant governor.

“There have been no conversations,” Brown said during a brief interview Wednesday.

Democrats are meeting on Long Island for their statewide nominating convention, where the party rallies around its candidates.

Cuomo has not named a successor to Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy.

The announcement of Cuomo’s running mate is expected before the end of the convention.

Brown has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Cuomo, and he has not ruled out accepting a place on the ticket if it is offered.

Cuomo seeks his second term. Republican Rob Astorino on Tuesday announced Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss as his running mate.

The apparent silent treatment by Cuomo’s campaign towards Brown stands in sharp contrast to how Republican candidate Rob Astorino handled his lieutenant governor deliberations.

A spokesman for Astorino’s campaign said this afternoon that Moss was first contacted in late November or early December by Astorino about possibly joining the GOP ticket to take on the Democratic governor. Moss, the spokesman said, was on Astorino’s short list from the very beginning.

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