A former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on an underdog campaign against the mayor of Syracuse in this week's Democratic primary.
The primary will decide whether Mayor Stephanie Miner survives her frosty year with Cuomo. She has criticized his pension-saving proposal.
Cuomo has refused to make an endorsement in the race. But records show a former Cuomo aide, Joseph Rossi, is working for the campaign of Miner's opponent Pat Hogan.