The Happenings at #NYDemCon

Friday, May 23, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (New York State Governor's Office)

The Democratic state convention was held this week in Huntington, Long Island. Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief for Capital New York, talks about the politics of the event, from the Independence Party to the nomination of former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul as lieutenant governor, and a possible challenge to Governor Cuomo from the Working Families Party.


Jimmy Vielkind

Comments [5]

Soldier's Father from Westchester

Brian: Some of us know Melville because we pass through on the way to Pinelawn National Cemetery, to visit and remember my father and others who served, and where several of those to be remembered in your next segment are buried in much-to-fresh graves.

May. 23 2014 11:22 AM
RJ from prospect hts

No one should be shocked that this governor Cuomo isn't arguing against the effectively Republican-dominated State Senate--his father Gov. Mario Cuomo preferred the same situation when he was governor--a good excuse then too not to pass progressive legislation--and he had his son Andrew to manage the anti-Democratic candidate activities during elections while he was governor. It was Andrew who sabotaged Dems then and so is well experienced in how to do it now. He's more fortunate in having many useless Sen. Dems and the IDC to help him.

May. 23 2014 10:56 AM
tom from astoria

Im what they call a 'dyed-in-the-wool' Democrat; I used to sit at the kitchen table and talk about my grandfathers' favorite President, FDR, as he would say, "Roooosevelt." But Democrats are supposed to be for WORKERS. Im still a liberal Democrat. But I am not impressed with Gov Cuomo nor mayor DeBlasio because catch phrases like lower taxes and universal day care are weak substitutions for factories, large manufacturing facilities that create 2- 3,000 jobs. This is what we need! How many dozen factories have closed in the last 6 months in NYState? Does the mayor of Shanghai worry about day care -- or cutting the ribbon on 5 new factories this week?

May. 23 2014 10:53 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Cuomo may be trying to position himself at the center, but that just feeds into the way the "center" has been moving to the right since the '80s. Every time the Democrats move toward the center, the Republicans move farther to the right, & what was "center-right" becomes the new center.

May. 23 2014 10:51 AM
Dave From NorthEast Bronx

What happened at the NY Democratic Convention?

Well, Cuomo lashed out at a Republican, chiding him for being beholden to corporations/hedge funds, and the one percent while He Was Looking Straight at Himself Through a Mirror!

May. 23 2014 07:45 AM

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