ALBANY, N.Y. - The Donald does not want to be the governor. Donald Trump, mega-developer and star of NBC's "The Apprentice," said he has no interest in running for governor of New York this year.
"I'm not going to run for governor because I'm having too much fun doing what I'm doing now," Trump told the New York Post.
Trump - who also told the New York Daily News that "I have no interest in running for public office at this time" - didn't immediately respond to a telephone message left Tuesday at his New York City office by The Associated Press.
Trump had been suggested as a possible Republican candidate for governor by state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno. Trump told the Post that Bruno's consideration was "a great honor."
Already seeking the GOP nomination for governor are former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, former Assembly Minority Leader John Faso, former Secretary of State Randy Daniels and Assemblyman Patrick Manning.
Also eyeing the GOP nomination is billionaire businessman B. Thomas Golisano, the three-time losing gubernatorial candidate of the state Independence Party.
The only announced Democratic candidate for governor is state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who faces a possible primary challenge from Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi.
Trump told the Post he might support Spitzer for governor.
"He's done an amazing job," Trump said.
Republican Gov. George Pataki announced in July that he would not seek a fourth four-year term this year.