Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy is not going to be on Governor Cuomo's re-election ticket. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle first reported that the former Mayor and Police Chief of Rochester has decided to bow out after this term.
Rumors had been rampant and reports are Duffy wants to travel less, has back problems and he recently bought a waterfront Finger Lakes home for his family. Duffy says this was his decision and there is no conflict with the Governor – despite rumors to the contrary. No word on a replacement.
Several first-term NYS Lt. Governors have not gone on for a second term:
1974 – Hugh Carey - Mary Ann Krupsak
1978 – Hugh Carey - Mario Cuomo
1982 – Mario Cuomo - Al DelBello
1986 – Mario Cuomo - Stan Lundine
1994 – George Pataki - Betsy McCaughey-Ross
1998 – George Pataki - Mary Donohue
2006 – Eliot Spitzer - David Paterson
2008 – David Paterson - Richard Ravitch
2010 – Andrew Cuomo - Robert Duffy
2014 – Andrew Cuomo - ????