Governor Cuomo names campaign manager, media consultant

Created: 04/21/2014 2:42 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The manager from Andrew Cuomo's 2010 campaign is returning to lead the Democratic governor's re-election bid.

The New York State Democratic Committee announced Monday that Joe Percoco will again serve as Cuomo's campaign manager. Percoco has worked as a top adviser to Cuomo for years, going back to Cuomo's tenure as U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Cuomo's 2014 team also includes Michael Donilon, a leading Democratic media consultant who has served as a senior adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.

Cuomo has not formally launched his re-election bid, but he's already ahead in polls, name recognition and fundraising.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is running for governor as a Republican.

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