Cuomo faces liberal test in re-election bid

Created: 05/28/2014 7:00 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The upcoming convention of the left-leaning Working Families Party is testing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's support among liberals.
The Working Families Party will nominate its candidate for governor Saturday in Albany. The party supported Cuomo in 2010, but many party leaders say the Democratic governor has been a disappointment when it comes to his business-friendly tax policies.
State election law allows candidates to run on multiple party lines. Polls show Cuomo's big lead over his Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, would be cut in half if the Working Families Party runs its own candidate.
Working Families Party member David Schwartz says he supports nominating a more progressive candidate. He praises Cuomo's support for gay marriage and gun control but says he has failed to address income inequality.

News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.


Broken Clouds
41° | 25°
  • Feels like: 19° F
  • Wind: SE 9mph
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Tue Showers possible in the afternoon
    48° | 30°
  • Wed Mainly cloudy and rainy
    53° | 40°
  • Thu Rain and snow showers early; windy
    39° | 36°
  • Fri Partly cloudy
    45° | 32°