Governor Cuomo is Vulnerable
➢ A lot of liberals simply don’t like Cuomo. Some have described him as a person who has burned a lot of bridges over the years. For ‘historical’ perspective, refer to Jake Tapper’s 2002 article in Salon, “Andrew Cuomo’s Attitude Problem.” http://www.salon.com/2002/09/03/cuomo/
➢ A liberal watchdog group – Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW) cited Cuomo as among the “Worst Governors” in the US: http://www.citizensforethics.org/worst-governors-in-america/entry/andrew-cuomo-new-york
➢ The New York Times editorial on Cuomo’s Ethics Commission (Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption) said: “Gov. Andrew Cuomo ran for office four years ago promising first and foremost to clean up Albany. Not only has he not done that, but now he is looking as bad as the forces he likes to attack.” July 23, 2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/opinion/gov-cuomos-broken-promises.html?smid=tw-share&_r=2
➢ Challenge to Cuomo in the Democrat Primary by Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout, who is quoted in the New York Post saying this about Cuomo: “We can do so much better.” (June 2, 2014) Lots of news coverage on this split among Democrats.