From the NY Post:
Andrew Cuomo scored a key endorsement in his campaign against Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino yesterday -- but got caught on an embarrassing video praising scandal-tainted Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
Cuomo was wiping egg off his face after the video surface. It shows him describing beleaguered Brooklyn Democratic boss Lopez as his "good friend."
Cuomo offered the kind words Sunday while seated across from Lopez during a gathering with Hasidic leaders in Williamsburg, according to the video.
"The assemblyman is my good friend," Cuomo said. "We do a lot of good work together."
Cuomo's Attorney General's Office is reviewing Lopez's massive social-services empire in light of two federal investigations into alleged improprieties. Cuomo ran into Lopez at least twice during his Brooklyn campaign swing.