NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo raced into the stretch run of his re-election campaign with help Thursday from a boldfaced name who threatened to overshadow him on stage: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton, who has been traveling the country in support of Democratic candidates while playing coy about any White House ambitions, stayed close to home, appearing at a Manhattan rally with Cuomo and his pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul.
Loud chants of “2016! 2016!” greeted Clinton as she took the stage to a raucous reception, far louder than the cheers Cuomo received when she introduced him minutes later. Clinton, who lives in Chappaqua, was effusive in her praise for Cuomo, a longtime political ally who worked in her husband’s presidential administration.