Republicans for Cuomo?
From Politico. In the wake of Andrew Cuomo's official announcement that he will run for Governor of New York and given our own unique (and often misunderstood) bond here at RFO, I thought this article was interesting. It highlights GOP support and upcoming endorsements for Cuomo's candidacy. Unless there is some big scandal or skeleton in his closet, I think Cuomo will do quite well in New York-with Democrats, Independents and yes, even Republicans, and win easily.
The former communications director to former Gov. George Pataki is involved in a group of pro-Andrew Cuomo Republicans that is expected to be unveiled as early as Monday, sources told POLITICO.
Michael McKeon, who now works for a major consulting firm, is helping form the "GOPers for Cuomo" group, according to multiple people familiar with the effort.
McKeon didn't respond to a call and email, and Team Cuomo would neither confirm nor deny.
McKeon, a veteran of politics, served in the administration of Pataki for years, after the Republican scored a huge upset in the 1994 elections by ousting three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo as he sought his fourth win to the governor's office.
Pataki has backed Cuomo rival Rick Lazio, who's running on the GOP line and has gotten the Conservative Party nod, and many other members of the Pataki administration are helping the Republican hopeful's campaign.
Andrew Cuomo, in his announcement video and his speech in lower Manhattan on Saturday, sharply criticized the state of New York's government, which Pataki was at the helm of until 2006.