The latest flare up in the will-she-or-won’t-she drama of Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul happened Monday amid a Buffalo News report that Democrats were moving to take Nate McMurray out of the running for a congressional seat in western New York and replace him with Hochul.

A Hochul spokeswoman insisted the lieutenant governor is not running for the House seat held by Rep. Chris Collins.

“I can tell you that the lieutenant governor is not going to run for Congress,” said Hochul spokeswoman Haley Viccaro.

Hochul represented western New York in Congress from 2011 until 2013, losing to Collins in battleground race.

There have been multiple rumors in recent months that Hochul would be removed from the statewide ticket and replaced with an upstate Democrat, including Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, a rumor Warren herself shot down.

Meanwhile, on Monday, The Daily News reported Councilman Richie Torres and Public Advocate Tish James, both of New York City, were being eyed for the LG slot on the ticket.

Hochul is being challenged for the Democratic primary by Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams.