Hillary Dominates Your Picks for a 2016 Ticket
BY Michelle Garcia and Lucas Grindley
November 15 2012 5:00 AM ET
2) Andrew Cuomo
A very distant second to Clinton, New York's Democratic governor runs the most populous state with marriage equality and is a big reason the law passed. New York may be reliably blue in presidential races, but the state's Republicans didn't make passage of marriage equality in 2011 an easy effort. Cuomo brokered deals to persuade state assemblymembers and state senators to vote for equality (within six months of beginning his first term in office, no less). Cuomo has so far avoided questions about any potential candidacy, but his recent prominence after handling Hurricane Sandy's destruction has him back on people's minds. Time magazine and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle already have him on short lists.