He didn’t say her name, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday told reporters in the Bronx he would back Zephyr Teachout in the 19th congressional district race.

“I’ll support the Democratic nominee for Congress in that district,” Cuomo said when asked if he would endorse Teachout’s congressional bid. “The short answer is yes.”

Teachout, a Fordham Law School professor, two years ago sought the endorsement from the labor-aligned Working Families Party to run for governor. Thwarted at the party’s convention, Teachout mounted an unlikely bid for the Democratic nomination against Cuomo, electrifying liberal critics of the governor along the way.

During the primary, Teachout staunchly criticized Cuomo for what she considers to be a troubled brand of transactional politics. After a New York Times story detailed the governor’s office’s involvement in the Moreland Commission, Teachout called on Cuomo to resign from office.

Cuomo went to lengths to avoid being seen with Teachout, including an incident at a Labor Day parade in which former aide Joe Percoco blocked her from talking with the governor.

This year she is seeking the Hudson Valley House district being vacated by Republican Rep. Chris Gibson, facing former Assembly Minority Leader John Faso.

Cuomo didn’t endorse any Democrats running in contested congressional primaries last month.