Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney is a person to watch in 2014 - according to the Wall Street Journal.

The financial daily says Mahoney "is an influential confidante of Governor Andrew Cuomo and is seen as a potential lieutenant governor candidate." It's not the first time the county executive has been hinted as a possible lieutenant governor pick. An Albany publication mentioned Mahoney as a possible candidate in October. She said it was pure rumor. Mahoney is a Republican who crossed party lines to support Cuomo, and was named to the governor's Moreland Commission on corruption.