Cuomo Claims He'll Avoid Senate Control Fight

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

state capitol Capitol building in Albany (Karen DeWitt/WXXI)

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s staying out of the ongoing fight for control of the State Senate, maintaining that he’ll work with whoever ultimately wins the struggle.

Cuomo says he’s not interested in Democrats' or Republicans' politics, only in making good policy with members of both parties.

“I think, if anything, we’ve proven that we can work with just about anyone in any political configuration,” Cuomo said.  

Cuomo’s comments come after the leader of the four member Independent Democratic Conference, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) told The New York Times he favored a bipartisan coalition. That would mean an alliance between the break away faction of the four Democrats and the 30 or so Senate Republicans.

The arrangement would leave most of the other Senate Democrats in a minority status, but it could help Cuomo in his ongoing effort to show he can work with both parties.


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