Friday, May 12, 2017

City & State: Winners & Losers, 5/12/17

It’s been a weird week in Cuomoland. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s brother, Chris, went hard after White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on his CNN show, getting compliments from the left and derision from the right. And the gov's partner, Sandra Lee, threw some extra salt into her cooking, reportedly treating House Speaker Paul Ryan with disdain on the set of Fox & Friends. But Andrew himself was chumming it up with a Republican, dining with Gov. Chris Christie at a New Jersey diner – and crossing paths again in Midtown. While our Cuomologists read the tea leaves of what this all means for the 2020 election, check out some more straightforward Winners & Losers. 


Anthony Bonomo
– If Bonomo was "Always Dreaming" of redemption, his aptly named horse gave it to him by winning this year’s Kentucky Derby. The former New York Racing Association chairman’s been plagued by scandal, accused of providing a no-show job, giving sketchy campaign donations and suffering huge losses at his medical malpractice insurance firm – but that scarcely matters when you’ve got “Kentucky Derby-winning horse owner” on the top of your resume. 

Betty Little – The North Country state senator was appointed to lead the newly created Senate Republican Women’s Caucus, which is aimed at touting women's growing ranks in the conference while also helping the GOP connect with female voters. We just hope it’s a genuine effort – unlike another oft-criticized and arguably self-serving effort to capitalize on women voters – and isn’t driven solely by recent voting trends.

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Source: City & State (via The Empire Report)

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