WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — 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.
Some in the third party — backed by labor unions and liberal activists — reportedly had reservations about nominating the Democratic incumbent because of his centrist policies. But after weeks of negotiations, the Working Families Party’s nominating committee voted to give Cuomo the party’s line on the ballot, ensuring he won’t face a challenger from his left.
Addressing reporters, including WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane, on Monday, Astorino accused Cuomo of groveling before a fringe group, and said if there was some sort of deal worked out, it toes the line of bribery.