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NYT endorses Cuomo, and hopes for more

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The New York Times endorsement of Andrew Cuomo for governor, comes with a clear signal that they'll expect more from him in the governor's office than they've seen from him on the campaign trail:

Negotiation and real leadership require different skills than filing lawsuits. Mr. Cuomo has too often played it safe within an insular cocoon of aides, shielding himself from news inquiries, waiting too long to endorse same-sex marriage, citing convoluted reasons to avoid having a one-on-one debate with Mr. Paladino. Albany’s crisis is too grave for closed-door political calculation.

They made no mention of any of the five minor-party candidates who participated in the only gubernatorial debate.