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Mayor at 19, New York Governor at 43? Molinaro Seeks an Upset Over Cuomo.

By The New York Times

Marcus Molinaro, the Republican candidate who finds himself unable to narrow a deficit in the polls, says his life’s struggles have helped define his campaignRead full story

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  • Peter Repucci
    Peter RepucciAssociate at Riverstone Holdings

    It's ridiculous that Cuomo can get away with calling Molinaro a "Trump mini-me" when if you close your eyes and listen to Cuomo talk you can barely tell the difference between him and Trump. Just take his response to a question about waste in the MTA: "I am the most aggressive building governor in the country. $100 billion. New JFK airport. New La Guardia airport. New airports in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, et cetera". What? This is a classic Trump maneuver - presented with a failure or something

    It's ridiculous that Cuomo can get away with calling Molinaro a "Trump mini-me" when if you close your eyes and listen to Cuomo talk you can barely tell the difference between him and Trump. Just take his response to a question about waste in the MTA: "I am the most aggressive building governor in the country. $100 billion. New JFK airport. New La Guardia airport. New airports in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, et cetera". What? This is a classic Trump maneuver - presented with a failure or something he wants to sweep under the rug, he (1) claims a superlative, (2) flashes a huge dollar figure to make it seem important, and (3) totally ignores the point of the question. This is the guy Dems are rallying to for governor? This is a guy people are talking about for president in 2020? What?

    Cuomo is a bully and a garbage human being obsessed with power, his own prestige, and staying in office. It's a rough state of affairs where his being a Democrat apparently grants him the moral high ground while Molinaro, whose conservative plans for New York bear little to no resemblance to the hate and counter-productive dogma spewed by the national wing of the Republican party, gets saddled with Trump's image.

    I appreciate the author of this article for giving Molinaro a fair shake, and I hope Molinaro can gain some traction prior to Nov 6 to unseat Cuomo. Probably won't happen though...

  • Is it just me, or does anyone else notice that the NYT writes glowing profiles about Republicans who are sure to lose. What would the write if this were a tight race?

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