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

Posted: Updated:

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."



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


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."