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Andrew Cuomo

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Andrew Mark Cuomo (born December 6, 1957) was the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2001.

Cuomo was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New York in 2002. Before the primary, however, he withdrew in favor of Carl McCall. Cuomo, however, remained on the ballot as the nominee of the Liberal Party. Cuomo previously served as head of the New York City Commission on the Homeless. Many experts are expecting him to run for Governor of New York again, as a candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2006, but those plans were complicated when New York's attorney general, Democrat Elliot Spitzer, entered the race in late 2004.

Cuomo is the son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo. He and his wife, Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, have three daughters, but the couple announced their separation in 2003. The Cuomos' marital difficulties have been the subject of wide public scrutiny.

Cuomo has expressed interest in running for Attorney General of New York in 2006; he may have had to run against his former brother-in-law, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in the Democratic primary, but on January 25, 2005, Kennedy announced that he would not seek the office, thus clearing the path for Cuomo.


Preceded by:
Henry Cisneros
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
1997–2001
Succeeded by:
Mel Martinez

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