Gov. Andrew Cuomo is jumping into the hotly contested Queens District Attorney’s race and holding a fundraiser for local machine favorite, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.
The three-term governor is hopping into the race after Democratic freshman and socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backed public defender Tiffany Caban, giving the one-time longshot a major boost — and setting up a proxy battle between two of New York’s top political figures.
Cuomo’s political operation declined comment.
Katz said in a statement, “I’m proud to have Governor Cuomo’s support at this critical level.”
Neither would provide more details about the event, which is set for June 10 at an undisclosed Manhattan locale.
I can't tell what's more insulting and off-putting, the fact that they are holding a fundraiser for a Queens election in Manhattan or that the venue or even location of the event is being kept a secret despite this major endorsement.
What exactly is Cuomo's "political operation"?
Melinda Katz and her allies/endorsers are using sexual identity politics, misogyny accusations and Donald Trump comparisons to undermine Greg Lasak's D.A. campaign in a letter distributed by Katz' campaign.