After Rangel Party, Cuomo Touts Ethics Plan

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 09:35 AM


One day after appearing at a fundraiser for Rep. Charlie Ranel -- who is facing 13 allegations of breaking congressional ethics rules -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo is out with a new ad.

The topic: Ethics.

"New Yorkers agree, Albany is a mess. It's overrun by lobbyists and special interests. But Andrew Cumo has a tough 20-point plan to clean up Albany, including restricting lobbyist contributions, ending pay to play for powerful for powerful corporations who buy access."

A Cuomo campaign source said there was no connection between the timing of their ethics ad and Rangel's birthday party.

The issue of taking money from lobbyists is, actually, something Cuomo has been criticized for. Also, Cuomo agreed in 2007 to limit campaign contributions to $10,000 -- far below the state's limit. He no longer is abiding by that limit.



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Ed Chenette III from Burtonville

Every election cycle, the candidates all run on the public's trust, that what the candidate's campaign promises will transpire once the seat is filled. Does anyone recall when the last gubernatorial candidate that didn't run on a platform that included "change in Albany"? Has it happened yet? When casting your votes NY, remember how efficient we have been in choosing individuals that impose as a benchmark on their job productivity, of how late the budget is. Is working in the local government a 9-5? Not when I turn on the TV. For $75,000 a year, part time, .......

Aug. 13 2010 10:36 AM

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