With New York in a devastating financial crisis, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo wants to step up as governor, believing he can turn around New York State from its pitfalls. Cuomo called the New York state government “disreputable and discredited” after the string of financial problems from bank failures to over-budgeting and severe corruption in Albany. The Attorney General plans on running on the platform of new ethic laws and independent monitors.
The current governor, David Patterson is currently under investigation and therefore has pulled out of the race. Governor Patterson had risen to power from lieutenant-governor after Eliot Spitzer was involved in a prostitution scandal. New York was one time a “national model” but now is a “national disgrace” according to Cuomo. He wants to work effortlessly to take the corruption out of Albany and aid in fixing the current financial crisis New York State is experiencing. Stay tuned to see if Cuomo gets the job.
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