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In a Career Year, Which Gov. Cuomo Stands Up?

Posted 12/29/17

Andrew Cuomo is a man of many contradictions, most of which figure to be on display in 2018 as he seeks to gain a third term as Governor, and by a margin large enough to put his name high on the list of potential Democratic candidates for President two years later.

Eight years ago he launched his run for the job his father Mario had held for three terms, propelled by a strong record as State Attorney General and a pledge to clean up Albany’s dysfunctional government while giving it greater democracy with a nonpartisan redistricting process. Not only did he fail to fulfill those promises, he has run the state with the kind of machinations that seemed designed to perpetuate the stat­us quo, and barely moved off that position even when then-U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara came calling.

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