Rev. Al Sharpton and retired Congressman Charles Rangel both told the Observer yesterday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has emerged as the early favorite for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.
The two black leaders and sometime rivals offered effusive praise for the governor after he appeared in Harlem Monday to sign legislation forbidding prosecutors from trying 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in misdemeanor and most nonviolent felony cases. The new law marked the latest leftward lurch by the onetime centrist, who has also rolled out a host of infrastructure plans and instated a full scholarship program at public colleges for students from upper-middle-class to low-income backgrounds.
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Source: Observer (via The Empire Report)