New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to face a challenge from the left leaning members of his own party, that will play out at the end of the week in the Working Families Party convention. In addition, a progressive Democrat and wealthy businessman who’s been a harsh critic of Cuomo is threatening to try to get on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor.
New York Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system, say the US Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo might help spur action on their measures.
The campaign for governor in New York is heating up. The State Democratic Party is running attack ads against the Republican candidate for governor, while the GOP candidate is fighting back in a web video.
Prospective casino operators got a chance to ask New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration questions about details of the process for choosing licensees for four upstate casinos Wednesday. They won’t get answers, though, for several days.
Published reports in the New York Post and New York Daily News say US Attorney Preet Bharara has subpoenaed records from a state ethics panel created by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature.
Progressive Democrats who are not happy with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s first term are considering running a candidate for governor on the Working Families Party line. Polls show Cuomo would still win re-election, but his margin of victory would be reduced. Among those not happy with the governor is Bill Samuels, a political activist and business owner from New York City and the founder of the group Effective NY, which has referred to the governor as “Cuomoccio.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is responding to a new poll that finds support for a third party candidate from the left running against him for governor. Cuomo says he has a progressive track record and blames Republicans in the State Senate for stalling his agenda.