Cuomo Caught Lying About Voting For Bloomberg?

Poll Shocker: Paladino Closes Within 6 Points Of Democratic Foe

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There has been a dramatic development in the race for New York governor.

A new poll has Republican Carl Paladino within striking distance of Democrat Andrew Cuomo as voters say they want to elect someone who will stop the circus in Albany.

Wednesday was supposed to be Cuomo’s day as he picked up the endorsement of New York City’s notoriously independent mayor, Michael Bloomberg, in the race for governor.

But a new poll changed that because it turned Cuomo’s once comfortable front-runner status on its head.

“I’m in politics. I’m in government, so nothing surprises me,” Cuomo told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

But it was a surprise. Only one week after his upset victory over Rick Lazio in the Republican primary, Paladino is now breathing down Cuomo’s neck.

Only six points separate Cuomo and Paladino in the Quinnipiac University poll. Cuomo now leads 49-43, with a plus or minus error of 3.6.

The poll was certainly a stunner for Team Paladino. At the last minute he bailed out of a press conference to take calls from new donors.

“Suddenly his phone lit up with offers of financial resources. We cancelled his schedule and he’s in Buffalo returning telephone calls and having meetings so that we are able to take advantage of this rainstorm,” Paladino spokesman Michael Caputo said.

Meanwhile, Mayor Bloomberg said he is backing Cuomo because he can best deal with voter anger over Albany’s complete dysfunction.

“The public is mad, frustrated, but what the public wants is progress,” Bloomberg said.

Why does Cuomo think he’s better able to fix Albany than Paladino.

“My argument then is, Marcia, look at what I have done as attorney general,” Cuomo said. “I’ve been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I’ve been acting on it. I’ve been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.”

But for all his actions as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, Cuomo did have a little problem with telling the truth about his election box support for Mayor Bloomberg.

“Have I voted for the mayor? Yes,” Cuomo said.

Actually, he didn’t. The Cuomo campaign had to issue a clarification, saying he was only registered to vote in New York City in 2005 when he endorsed Democrat Fernando Ferrer.

Political experts say Cuomo can’t afford to make a mistake like that in a close contest.

“When the races tighten up in this way you can’t afford many more ‘whoops’ moments. He’s got to be a lot more careful going forward,” political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said.

The Paladino team used the faux pas to taunt Cuomo about not yet agreeing to debates.

Paladino spokesman Caputo said “Perhaps that’s why Andrew is afraid to debate. He misspeaks so much he fears facing the voters.”

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  1. richard hyytinen says:

    the como lied. why is this news? he’s a lib dem.its their nature. I am sure it just slpipped his mind cuz he wanted to before he didn’t.

  2. fred says:

    “I’m in politics. I’m in government” Cuomo told CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer.

    Exactly why Carl is catching your socialist arse!!!!!!!

  3. Fester says:

    He can’t help it. He’s just like my neutered cat …

  4. Bob Kern says:

    I guess Mohammad Bloomberg’s Muslim endorsement is not enough to help his fellow Socialist!

  5. roger says:

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  6. Wayne of Ohio says:

    Coumo wasn’t lying about voting for Boomberg, he is a democrate, he probably voted by going to cemetery writing a name down and casting a vote.

  7. Steve says:

    How could Bloomberg get elected for a 3rd term? Why so many cretans like Schumer, Rangel, Vito whatshisname etc? I think we need stiffen the punishments for crooked-politiciansness.

  8. Charlie says:

    Josh you aren’t smart enough to vote. Stay home in Nov.
    You’ll probably hurt yourself with those pointy pencils in the booth.

    he endorsed Democrat Fernando Ferrer

  9. Charlie says:

    Josh you are too stupid to vote. Stay home in November.

    “….. registered to vote in New York City in 2005 when he endorsed Democrat Fernando Ferrer”

  10. Cousin Eddie says:

    Replace Cuomo’s name with any Democrat’s name and you are still not surprised. When is everybody going to realize that lying is their way of life?

  11. hiyall says:

    The falsehood that Cuomo voted for Bloomberg is not the only, last or most egregious falsehood to be uttered by Mr Cuomo or his handlers. That is the way of lies – they take a life of their own in their own virtual reality. Look to his role and support of forcing banks to make bad mortgages during and since his HUD days.

  12. maxgr1 says:

    that’s great!

  13. Eddie says:

    The only difference between a Democrat and an Armed Robber, is that the latter has a gun. They both plan to steal your money.

  14. Jack says:

    Only a Democrat would think being backed by Bloomberg, the Communist of New York, would be a good idea. I looked at the headline yesterday and just laughed. You can’t buy that kinda stupid. But apparently, it doesn’t end there. Nice..

  15. gb/nyc says:

    Cuomo? Hell, even the Kennedys won’t have anything to do with him.

  16. Dion says:

    Bloomberg is the best mayor his money could buy

  17. Dion says:

    He was just tired and he mispoke. yeh right

  18. evil mongerer says:

    At least this article didn’t try to suggest Bloomberg was a Republican. We need smaller government in the country and you people in New York need a smaler state government too.

  19. 2discern says:

    Why does this lie get headlines when barry soetero can lie nearly every speech with impunity? I don’t get it? Is lying the norm for politicians?

  20. angela says:

    The Cuomos act like they own New York. Time for these people to take a hike, you know, get lost. Go Paladino!!

  21. marry says:

    Same old manipulative politician. Get rid of this guy!

    Democrats in NY are corrupt to the core, unfortunately the other side isn’t; much better.

  22. Omstrat says:

    Lets not just talk folks. SEND A FEW $$$ to help defeat the political hack Cuomo

  23. Rich McCann says:

    I may not be able to tell you who I voted for, but I can certainly tell you who I didn’t vote for in any election.

  24. Silenced says:

    CBS just censored this from DanTe. Now what exactly is wrong with this?

    So how come libturd media is still not asking Cuomo what he was thinking of when he was in charge of HUD. You know, when HUD mandated that FNMA and FHLMC come up with some creative ways for people who can’t afford it to by a house. And once FNMA and FHLMC set up the ponzi scheme, banks were forced to “accommodate” it and sell it to the market. I believe this mortgage scheme thingie is what this current economic mess is all about? Or have you libturds conveniently forgotten that little event too? You really thought banks wanted to lend to deadbeats if they weren’t forced to do so?

  25. DanTe says:

    Libturds in CBS put the following comment into “moderation”, read Censorship. Now, what’s to moderate about the truth?

    So how come libturd media is still not asking Cuomo what he was thinking of when he was in charge of HUD. You know, when HUD mandated that FNMA and FHLMC come up with some creative ways for people who can’t afford it to by a house. And once FNMA and FHLMC set up the ponzi scheme, banks were forced to “accommodate” it and sell it to the market. I believe this mortgage scheme thingie is what this current economic mess is all about? Or have you libturds conveniently forgotten that little event too? You really thought banks wanted to lend to deadbeats if they weren’t forced to do so?

    1. spock says:

      TRUE TRUE, but unfortunatly the Press will not ask about that!!
      A lib can shoot someone and the press will cover it up, but becareful as a teenager dont cast spells!!

    2. brassia says:

      Just imagine it was a republican who caused the housinf markret problem? We would nebre hear the end of it!!!!

  26. Sam A. Hough says:

    Cuomo’s “landslide” is a parallel to Gillibrand’s “landslide.” Joe DioGuardi gained 10 points in the week since his victory in the GOP primary. But the media gatekeepers can’t stand to so blatantly called out on two races at once, so they are suppressing the story.

  27. Archy Cary says:

    Andrew was Norman Hsu’s pick for higher office. He was in the top 3 of Hsu campaign money benefactors. Hillary and Spitzer were there, too. So Hillary gets elected Pres. Spitzer picks Andrew to fill her spot. How come Norman wanted Andrew? Anyone in the NY media asking that question? Naw.

  28. DanTe says:

    Hmm…. CBS censored the following. I wonder why? Since it’s all true and nothing racist nor evil – except the Cuomo/Libturd Press Alliance.

    So how come libturd media is still not asking Cuomo what he was thinking of when he was in charge of HUD. You know, when HUD mandated that FNMA and FHLMC come up with some creative ways for people who can’t afford it to by a house. And once FNMA and FHLMC set up the ponzi scheme, banks were forced to “accommodate” it and sell it to the market. I believe this mortgage scheme thingie is what this current economic mess is all about? Or have you libturds conveniently forgotten that little event too? You really thought banks wanted to lend to deadbeats if they weren’t forced to do so?

    1. g.e.Taylor says:

      I’m a little confused. if “. . . CBS censored the following. . . ” how come you and ‘Silenced’ seem to be able to keep re-posting the same message?

      And not to be too much of a wet blanket but – are we all really that comfortable with voting for Palidino while he thinks that a permissible way to stop the “Downtown islamist Arc de Triomphe” is by confiscatory governmental action (i.e., eminent domain)
      I keep waiting for Carl to correct himself on this. I made that mistake with mayor “for-as-long-as-I-want-to-be” bloomberg – overlooking his odd nanny government positions – the first time I voted for him. That occasion was also the last time I voted for him.
      I’m still paying for that mistake. I won’t do that again with for Palidino. Will you?

      1. DanTe says:

        This comment was at the very top. Right where people can see it. CBS kindly put it into “moderation” and than it disappeared. Now the truth about their candidate is buried in the noise. That answered your confusion?

  29. ziggrl says:

    NO MORE DYNASTIES, CAMELOT, AND CROWNS!!!

  30. ziggrl says:

    I’d vote for the baseball bat.

  31. Mike says:

    “I’ve been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.” Really? Espada was as corrupt as a summer’s day is long and lived outside his district and Cuomo did nothing but quake in his boots!

    1. g.e.Taylor says:

      “?VERY AGGRESSIVE?” Where was Cuomo during the City Council Slush Fund Embezzlement ?
      Hell, I’d be impressed if he was honest enough to comment now –
      most of the felons (including “crime boss” Quinn) are still collecting public paychecks (and their high priced defense attorneys are also being paid for with scarce public funds (maybe the money would be better spent preventing lay-offs or cuts in city services.

      http://www.nypost.com/p/news/regional/item_MXQ4EeqLOV8NZBiveKY8aI;jsessionid=A46F7E76BB6C29C96404E8716C7F177E

  32. andrew says:

    The Cuomo machine falters. Time for new blood. Patriotic blood.
    andrewromerstudios.com

  33. Kevin says:

    I’m a NY voter and sadly (tax me to death) taxpayer, …and we need CHANGE!
    …and NOT Obama change…
    Paladino for the people !!

  34. J says:

    Why would you vote for someone who is endorsed by Mayor Bloomberg; who supports the building of the mosque at ground zero? He’s a fiercely independent caterer. Albany is a made up of clowns and half baked public servants who have become fat, lazy, lame duck- cats.

  35. Mcfly says:

    Len Lenihan probably smeels as smarmy as he looks

  36. Mcfly says:

    Andrew is going to be MAD AS HELL. Paladino for the the People. Hello….

  37. Vince says:

    Oh Andrew, Andrew. You think we don’t now what a dedicated LIBERAL you are? What’s that D next to your name mean? We know you will continue the tax and spend policies of your party. That’s why you’re a proud democrat. Lie your way into power then stick it to the tax payer. I think we’ll pass on that this time.

  38. Hd89883 says:

    Cuomo running scared!!!!

  39. rich says:

    Time to don your burka madame Cuomo.

  40. Josh says:

    Why look to the actual root of the problem (irrational government regulations promoting home ownership to all) when you can just deflect blame the big bad banks, not-so-complex derivatives and Wall Street as a whole????

  41. tony guerra says:

    You morons, why do you insist on refreshing the page. I am not a professioal typiist and you keep wiping me out

  42. Greg Buls says:

    The democrats offer tax slavery and dependency.
    The republicans offer to let us make our own way and help those few who can’t.

    If the left is correct and we are creatures and not creations, they have the strongest members of the herd wearing shackles, carrying the unfortunate on their backs, and towing the lazy in a giant wagon, even as doom nips at our heels.

  43. Not_a_Liberal says:

    Imagine a Cuomo lying! Say it aint so!

  44. william says:

    Why would any New Yorker in thiier right mind vote for anyone backed by Bloomberg, who backs the building of the mosque.

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