ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Gov. Mario Cuomo predicts former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro won't enter the U.S. Senate race in New York against incumbent Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato.

''I would be surprised if Geraldine ran,'' Cuomo said Tuesday during the taping of his weekly Public Radio interview show.

''I think when people are interested in running, there are a whole variety of things you do,'' the Democratic governor said, such as fund-raising events, interviews and hiring pollsters.

''I haven't seen any of that,'' Cuomo said of the former congresswoman. ''I think it's possible. She hasn't said she's not going to. I would just say that right now, I'd be surprised if she ran.''

Ferraro's spokeswoman, Pat Flynn, said she had no immediate comment on Cuomo's remarks. ''I just know what she's been doing,'' Ms. Flynn said. The former congresswoman has said she plans to make a decision about the race by November.