Politico has a piece on how he will try to do it….
Both are New Yorker’s from Queens who had to deal with the meat grinder of the New York City media…
One Donald J. Trump was acuused of more serious sexual behaviour stuff then Cuomo, he was paying settlement money back then, which Cuomo isn’t….
Cuomo has to put together a campaign organization VERY soon….
He defiantly has a handicap….
But Cuomo’s stregth is in downstate New York City with the Minoreity Vote and he’s less than. 10% points behind Gov Holchul who got her job when he stepped down…
But Cuomo will be battling super high negatives …
We will see how this plays….
Cuomo has little time to act if he wants to run in the Democratic primary in June. Petitions are due in seven days, and he’ll likely need double the required 15,000 signatures to stave off challenges to the petitions’ validity. He could also plot a bid as an independent, giving him more time to collect signatures and get on the general election ballot.
Polls in New York, particularly one from Siena College on Monday, show Cuomo down but not out. Siena found Cuomo trails Hochul, his hand-picked lieutenant governor, by just 8 percentage points in a hypothetical Democratic primary matchup.
But he remains broadly unpopular following his fall from grace, which came amid the sexual harassment claims, a scandal over Covid-19 deaths tied to nursing homes and the use of state resources for a $5 million book deal. Siena pegged his unfavorable rating at 60 percent among registered voters, despite his ongoing, multimillion-dollar ad campaign designed to improve his image….
So far, Cuomo isn’t showing his hand on whether he’d run in the primary against Hochul, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
“I have a lot of options open, and I’m considering them,” Cuomo said during his last public appearance on March 17.
Other people close to Cuomo said that calls to former allies has been more about discussing what his long-term comeback might be rather than trying to look to hire campaign staff.
“If you’re a pollster, a campaign consultant, you don’t want to say ‘no’ and you don’t want to say ‘yes,’” said Karen Hinton, a former Cuomo aide in the 1990s and former City Hall spokesperson who is now a harsh critic of the former governor.
“Political people do not want to piss him off because what if he wins — then their future business could be hurt. But they also don’t want to go near him because it might ruin their reputation.”….
The Siena poll showed Cuomo’s unfavorability was 72 percent with registered voters upstate. The only demographic that viewed him favorably was Black voters, at 60 percent.
Worse, 67 percent of registered voters said they did not want him to run for governor, and 56 percent believed that he sexually harassed women. A Siena poll last month found 80 percent of voters said he made the right decision to resign.
“I don’t think those are strong numbers. And the overall numbers in regards to his credibility and whether he should have resigned — there are still more than three-quarters of voters who said he made the right decision,” Gyory said. “If you think he made the right decision to resign, you’re not likely to be a voter who wants him to run for reelection.”….
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