Astorino and Cuomo campaigns trade barbs over relationships with the Working Families and Conservative parties

Astorino accused the governor of selling out New Yorkers by accepting a nomination bid from the left wing Working Families Party Saturday. (6/2/14)

YONKERS - New York gubernatorial candidates Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino are trading barbs over each other's relationships with the state's smaller political parties.

The finger-pointing began when Astorino called Cuomo corrupt after he accepted a re-election endorsement from the liberal Working Families' Party. Astorino claims Cuomo offered to fund the party's agenda in exchange for their endorsement, which Astorino described as bribery.

In response, Cuomo's spokesperson says, "Astorino's embrace of the right-wing Conservative Party comes less than a year after he was caught by a judge for conspiring to corruptly hijack yet another third party ballot line."

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Cuomo also says he accepted their endorsement because he wants to work to represent different views.

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