Senate Democrats are fearful that Cuomo is reneging on his pledge to help elect his handpicked candidate to the seat of former Sen. Tom Libous of Binghamton.
Cuomo’s choice in the November special election is Barbara Fiala, his former motor-vehicles commissioner, and his summertime pledge to support her was supposed to signal a change-of-heart for a governor who has been accused by Democrats of favoring continued GOP control of the Senate.
But Cuomo has done nothing to raise significant cash or mobilize Democrats and independents on Fiala’ s behalf, Democratic insiders say.
Fiala ran an awful attack ad against her opponent (going after him for wearing a beard in the past - no, seriously...) and she's down significantly in a poll taken recently.
Quite frankly, she looks like a terrible candidate to me, but Cuomo touted her almost immediately after the Libous conviction.
Now he takes no actions to help her, not raising any money for her, not trying to roust up dome support for her.
Same old same old from Cuomo.
And this time, he's reneged with someone who worked in his cabinet for four years.