The Cuomo administration on Wednesday is denying claims being made by Republican Rob Astorino’s gubernatorial campaign that a top aide sought to move the county executive to a less-than-prominent seat at an event featuring President Obama.
Astorino spokeswoman Jessica Proud says the White House had initially offered to seat him in the front row at today’s announcement on the Westchester County side of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
But Cuomo aide Larry Schwartz intervened, asking that Astorino being moved to the back.
Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi says that’s not true.
“Larry Schwartz did not talk to the White House about the event and certainly not about seating,” he said.
Cuomo was in attendance at the event as well.
When they start pulling this kind of penny ante crap, that's how you know they're really worried about the election.
Anything to keep Astorino from receiving coverage on par with Cuomo himself.