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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?)

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November 16, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Paterson wins one……Court upholds his right to appoint a Lt. Governor………

New York State Governor David A. Paterson has just received some good news …that being a welcomed victory for the guy who has had nothing but bad news……The New York State Court of Appeals upheld his decision to appoint Rich Ravitch to the position of Lt. Governor…….the 4 to 3 decision shuts down the state republican senate members play to embarrass, and contest the democrats in general, and the governor’s power to choose a Lt. Governor , specifically…...The court case came on the heels  of State Senator Dean Skelos loss during summer , of a paper thin majority, when several democrats decided to caucus with the republicans, creating a stalemate in the states political actions, for over a month……….

While Paterson get a chance to celebrate …it isn’t gonna last long…Starting yesterday…..He will be playing peek-a-boo with his parties national leader, President Obama , who is New York for the UN, and has asked that he NOT run for his current governors spot in next falls election……..

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment