Hochul Responds to Questions About Future as Cuomo's Running Mate

September 1, 2014 Updated Sep 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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September 1, 2014 Updated Sep 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) An article in the New York Post claims that sources within the Cuomo Administration are concerned about Kathy Hochul's chances of winning in the upcoming primary for lieutenant governor.

The sources indicating there is concern that Hochul might be too moderate on some issues concerning state aid for unregistered immigrants and gun control.

Hochul, a former Erie County Clerk and Western New York Congresswoman, is facing a challenge from Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu.

If Wu sins the September 9th Democratic primary, it would create a complicated situation in November where the Cuomo vote would be split because Hochul is scheduled to be listed with Cuomo on the Working Families, Independence, and Women's Equality lines.

State election law prohibits the Governor from combining votes from two different running mates.

So, is there concern for Hochul's future on the Cuomo ticket?

"That is so absurd. You need to check the source. The Cuomo team is 100% behind me, and you are going to see joint TV ads coming out this week. You're going to see some major, significant, and unexpected endorsements coming my way," responded candidate Hochul.

Hochul added she was not surprised by the comments which come just a little more than one week before the primary vote, "People play these games and I ignore it, and I stay focused on the voters.

Watch Ed Reilly's report for more information.