New York Gubernatorial Election
The campaign manager for Rob Astorino, Andrew Cuomo’s Republican challenger in this month’s gubernatorial race, told the New York Post that the incumbent Democratic governor reached a political deal with Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Rob Astorino went mano a mano in what is likely the only debate of the 2014 race to rule New York state.
Gubernatorial candidates Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino campaigned Monday while celebrating their Italian heritage at the annual Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan.
Of course, the online video is tongue-in-cheek. The ad, which also says Cuomo pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall, accuses the incumbent of making up stories about Astorino.
With 98 percent of the precincts reporting Wednesday, Cuomo had 59.9 percent of the vote, while challenger Zephyr Teachout, a virtual unknown, picked up 33.1 percent.
For his part, the governor is portraying himself as above the fray. He’s done little campaigning.
Zephyr Teachout called The New York Times’ decision not to endorse a candidate in the Sept. 9 primary “a really powerful rebuke to Andrew Cuomo’s four years in office.”
Two Cuomo supporters had alleged that Teachout wasn’t a full-time resident.
Court Hears Appeal As Cuomo Supporters Seek To Knock Democratic Challenger Zephyr Teachout Off Ballot
In court papers, they allege that Teachout is ineligible to run against Cuomo because she doesn’t meet a five-year residency requirement.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo should “reveal the deal” that secured him the support of the Working Families Party, Cuomo’s Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, said Monday.