From the Morning Memo:

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand does not plan to run for president in 2020, but did talk up the candidacy of another New York Democrat: Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“I am entirely focused on running in 2018,” Gillibrand said in a NY1 interview.

She plans to serve the full six year term if re-elected.

“I feel honored and privileged I get to serve this state as their U.S. senator.”

As for the short list for the Democratic nomination, Gillibrand expects there to be a “a dozen candidates” and Cuomo would make a great one.

“He’d be a great candidate, he’s a great governor,” she said, citing his support for paid family leave and the push to legalize same-sex marriage in 2011. “He’s done great things in our state.”

Both Gillibrand and the governor will be on the statewide ticket next year: Cuomo has said he is seeking a third term as governor in 2018. Gillibrand worked with Cuomo in the Department of Housing and Urban Development during President Bill Clinton’s administration.

Gillibrand insisted in the interview on Tuesday she is not interested in a White House bid, even as she rises to a new level of prominence in the Senate by opposing nearly all of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations.

But Gillibrand, a former upstate House member who was elevated to the Senate by Gov. David Paterson in 2009 to replace Hillary Clinton upon her nomination as secretary of state.

Gillibrand has previously demurred five years ago on a White House bid ahead of 2016, when Clinton was at the time widely expected to be the frontrunner for the party’s nomination. At the time, she also suggested Cuomo would make a great candidate, then, too.