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Andrew Cuomo gets ready to run for New York Governor…..

A while ago, I said to everyone that would listen that Andrew Cuomo, the Attorney General of New York State, would wait for the late fall, or early fall spring to seriously begin to displace current sitting Governor Paterson…..Well, today brings a piece on the front page of the New York Times about Cuomo starting to ‘shop around’ for a ticket for his fall run. It is a given that even though Paterson is starting to run commercials, and hire staff (like Harold Ickes) to bring up his poll numbers….he’s gone

The only republican to be seriously running for governor is Rick Lazio and he will be running uphill for the next year since Cuomo has huge numbers in polling against every republican including Rudy Giuliani…..

Like the last person to be Attorney General (Eliot Spitzer), the job seems to be a spring-board to the governors mansion…..while the democratic front-runner, Cuomo must be careful with the states minority voters and politicians …….He has gone out of his way to mend fences because they haven’t forgotten Cuomo’s stepping all over Carl McCall’s feet in his bid to become governor years ago….

The names floated in the piece for Lieutenant Governor are Bill Thompson, the black outgoing NYC Controller who barely lost to Bloomberg for Mayor…..The upcoming District Attorney from Nassau County, who just got re-elected to her second term, Kathleen Rice….and Janet DiFiore, the District Attorney of Westchester County….

Stay tuned folks…this one will be interesting……

Update:….Lazio today attacked Cuomo for undermining Paterson…..(why is he getting in democratic business?)

November 16, 2009 - Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics | , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. James B, Paterson is still damn adamant on his continuing campaign for a full four-year term, but Cuomo has the governorship locked up.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | November 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. good call CD!……you guy Perry is being mentioned in the GOP 2012 sweepstakes…hang on!

    Comment by jamesb101 | November 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. Perry is NOT running for President in 2012, he’s likely to wait until 2016.

    Look for Democrats and Indys to stay home in the TX GOP gubernatorial primary once DICK CHENEY gave KBH the kiss of death.

    Perry wins reelection, as Our Campaigns.com has confirmed him as the FAVORITE now with back-to-back polls showing him leading by double-digits.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | November 18, 2009 | Reply

  4. well then CD you’ll have him all for yourself…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | November 18, 2009 | Reply


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