NY GOP gov hopeful: Cuomo lied about NYC mayor vote; Cuomo ad hits foe’s tax break, donationsBy AP
Thursday, September 23, 2010
NY gov GOPer: Cuomo lied about NYC mayor vote
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Republican candidate for New York governor is accusing his Democrat opponent Andrew Cuomo of lying for saying he once voted for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Meanwhile, Cuomo has made his first direct hit against Carl Paladino in one of his new television ads.
The ad against Paladino attacks the Buffalo developer for getting a $1.4 million tax break and for donating to state and national Democrats and Republicans.
Paladino says Cuomo lied during the Wednesday press conference where Bloomberg endorsed him. Cuomo said he had voted for the mayor, but later had to retract his statement. Cuomo had endorsed a Democratic candidate against Bloomberg in 2005, the only time in recent years he was registered to vote in the city.
Cuomo’s campaign says the state attorney general misspoke.
(This version DELETES incorrect reference to Bloomberg’s party affiliation in 2005.)
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