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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is rumored to be Joe Biden's presumptive chief of staff

The White House may soon have another Queens boy in charge.

Okay, so New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) isn't seeking to challenge fellow outer borough native President Trump for the presidency. But he is "well-positioned" to serve as former Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff, should Biden be elected in 2020, BuzzFeed News reports via "chatter" surrounding the Biden campaign.

Like Biden, Cuomo is no stranger to the White House, nor to the struggle of campaigning against more progressive Democrats while still loudly proclaiming he's more progressive than anyone else. Cuomo served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under former President Bill Clinton, giving him a "mastery of the levers of government," BuzzFeed News' Ben Smith writes for newsletter.

The rumored career switch comes as Cuomo's younger brother and CNN anchor faces some scrutiny for exploding at some strangers who called him "Fredo" in New York City over the weekend. But that's apparently a bonus, as Cuomo could bring the "faint air of menace he shares with his brother" to a Biden White House, BuzzFeed News continues.

Then again, this rumor could just be a bunch of baloney. Kathryn Krawczyk