Andrew Cuomo’s Sister Endorses Campaign for Female President

Maria Cuomo Cole and Kenneth Cole. (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Maria Cuomo Cole and Kenneth Cole. (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have his eye on the White House, but it looks his sister may be gunning for the opposite team.

Mr. Cuomo’s sister, film producer Maria Cuomo-Cole, took to Twitter Friday morning to publicly support an EMILY’s List campaign to put a woman in the White Housea campaign that isn’t shy about its support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, widely considered Mr. Cuomo’s biggest barrier to the Democratic nomination.

“In honor of my daughters, I’m supporting #MPOTUS. Help all of our daughters realize there is no limit to their dreams,” Ms. Cuomo-Cole tweeted, with a link to the group’s “Madam President” campaign.

“The 2012 election was a mandate for women’s leadership. The country is ready for a woman president. And Madam President is ready to harness that energy to put the first woman in the White House. It’s our time. And we’re ready,” the group’s website reads.

While the campaign is dedicating to electing female candidates generally, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock has made clear that Ms. Clinton is the obvious choice.

“I have to say, there is one name that seems to be getting mentioned more than others,” she told Politico.“We do not know if Hillary is going to run, but we are hopeful that she may.”

The group’s first ad also includes a scene featuring a woman who looks uncannily like Ms. Clinton being sworn into office.

It has long been speculated that Mr. Cuomo has been eyeing a run for the White House, but has been cautious about discussing his plans. This week he shot down a report that he has been telling confidants he is resigned to the fact that there’s no way he can run if Ms. Clinton does.

“There is no truth to the assertion that I’m talking presidential politics and strategy and what Hillary Clinton should do or shouldn’t do or what I’m doing presidentially,” he said during a radio appearance.

“As you know, I go to great lengths not to engage in politics writ large, but especially not presidential politics,” he added. “Hillary Clinton is gonna do whatever Hillary Clinton’s going to do and I’m doing what I’m doing and I’m focusing on running this state and doing it the best I can. And that’s all there is to that.”

Ms. Cuomo-Cole did not immediately respond to calls for comment.