Saturday, September 24, 2016
Cuomo Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Says 2018 Bid is on Track
Like a man shocked to learn of gambling in a casino, Governor Cuomo says he had no inkling of the alleged corruption around him and his economic development programs.
The US Attorney did assert there was no evidence of wrongdoing by the Governor.
Mr. Cuomo says none of this affects his plans to seek reelection in 2018, although potential opponents like 2014 hopeful Rob Astorino and AG Eric Schneiderman likely see an opening.
I'd keep an eye on Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who has run his operation without scandal, and is an affable and effective campaigner.
Contesting a Democratic primary against a powerful incumbent is risky, but its a certainty Astorino will try again.