Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a pitch for down-ballot Democratic candidates at a local fundraiser in Suffolk County last night, singling out state Senate hopeful Jim Gaughran as being particularly needed in Albany.
“We have a number of candidates running for the state Senate who are great,” Cuomo said to applause at the dinner. “We have a superstar in Jim Gaughran who has to go to the state Senate.”
The governor’s full-throated endorsement of Gaughran in a battleground Senate district held by longtime incumbent Republican Carl Marcellino comes as Democrats hope for unexpected wins on Long Island next month, helping them to retake control of the Senate.
Suffolk County is also home to Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, who is seeking...| read more ››