Al Sharpton says he is not running for Governor of New York, is seeking successor to his National Action Network

Rev. Al Sharpton joined the new Governor of New York Kathy Hochul to announce her choice for Lt. Governor, State Senator Brian Benjamin. Matthew McDermott

Sharpton’s going to be blunt: he isn’t interested in going to Albany.

Rev. Al told us he won’t be dipping his toes into the 2022 gubernatorial race now that impeached Gov. Andrew Cuomo is officially donzo.

“I am not interested in running for office, but I am certainly going to be interested in trying to deal with whoever is governor. They can expect that I will be running for the microphone to be loud and clear on what policies I think they oughta be dealing with,” the Rev. told Page Six.

Sharpton, who ran for president in 2004, added that he doubts he’ll ever run for leader of the free world again. “I wouldn’t’ rule it out, but I doubt it,” he said.

Sharpton caught up with us after celebrating the ten-year-anniversary of his MSNBC show “PoliticsNation” with heavy hitters like democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams, Joy Reid, Bevy Smith, and current boss, MSNBC president Rashida Jones.

And with running for office out of the question – at least for now – he said, “I want to build a civil rights museum in Harlem, and I want to make sure that the Northern civil rights movement has a state of the art museum. And I want to continue in broadcasting both radio and TV.”

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SOURCE: Page Six – Carlos Greer

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