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N.Y. Dems Nominate Cuomo for Governor

N.Y. Dems Nominate Cuomo for Governor


New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo accepted the Democratic party's nomination for governor Thursday, vowing to achieve marriage equality among his platform for a "new" New York.

Cuomo, whose nomination had been a foregone conclusion, spoke to Democrats at their state party convention in Westchester about the need to maintain core party principles while navigating choppy economic waters, according to the Associated Press.

"Accepting his party's nomination, Cuomo mixed liberal Democratic themes like support for gay marriage, embracing immigrants, and protecting abortion rights with Republican principles like capping property tax increases, reducing state spending and shrinking government," reports the AP. "He also said that 'New Yorkers can't afford a tax increase at this time.'"

The lieutenant governor nominee picked by Cuomo is Robert Duffy, mayor of Rochester and a former police chief.

Cuomo, 52, is the son of former New York governor Mario Cuomo. He served as secretary of housing and urban development under President Bill Clinton and has three daughters with ex-wife Kerry Kennedy.

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