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With five months to go until the Democratic primary for New York governor, two high-profile Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to gain advantage among party activists. But while many Democrats view former federal housing secretary Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Carl McCall as their best shot at the Governor's mansion in years, the democrats still have a long way to go to mount a formidable challenge against Governor Pataki. The Republican incumbent has been riding a long wave of high approval ratings and major labor endorsements. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has this campaign diary.
Award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.