Cuomo ignores Congressional elections
Sep 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Laura Nahmias and Bill Mahoney reports at Politico that despite complaints from Rep. John Faso that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is behind the Antonio Delgado campaign, Cuomo has done virtually nothing to help any of New York's Democrats challenging Republicans in House races this fall. "Through the end of July, the most recent date for which federal spending reports are available, the state party, controlled by the governor, hasn’t reported making any direct contributions to any of the Democratic House candidates in this cycle. Its federal committee filings showed no independent expenditures, and no coordinated expenditures," Politico reports. “I charge Congressmen [John] Faso and [Chris] Collins with violating their office to represent the people of the state of New York,” the governor said a year ago about the Republican representatives. “Our message to Leader Pelosi is this: We stand to fight with you and the fight to take back America starts in New York and it starts today." But while Cuomo and Faso have had Twitter wars over the past year, the governor is not actually working to get Delgado elected in his place. In August Cuomo formed a federal Political Action Committee called “Cuomo NY Take Back the House,” and donated $2,700 to Democrat Delgado. Cuomo spends that amount on his own campaign every 80 minutes during the primary. Two anonymous Congressional campaign officials tell Politico that the Cuomo camp has had either none, or very little, contact with their campaigns. “For eight years it’s been a lot of sound and fury and it hasn’t signified very much,” said New York Working Families Party Executive Director Bill Lipton. “It’s been a lot of rallies and press releases, and nothing of real significance." Read the full story at Politico.