Amsterdam News Endorsements

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That being said, we are in a quandary. [ANDREW CUOMO] is clearly the candidate that can beat [Carl Paladino]. There is no real question about that, however, we do have questions about Cuomo's commitment to our community. Last week, finally, Cuomo came out with his "Urban Agenda." It is a lengthy document with some appropriate proposals. It looks at many issues that are central to our community, but with the attorney general's hesitation to put an Urban Agenda in the forefront of his campaign, we are concerned that many of the best ideas will be shelved as soon as he takes office.

We are in a crisis in New York State and a lot must be done so that this state can return to health. As usual, our communities are suffering the most during this economic downturn. And we need a politician who is cognizant of our needs and who will pay attention to Black and Brown people. Right now, Cuomo's Urban Agenda is onJy a document. But we can use this document as a reference point to hold the attorney general's feet to the fire and make sure that he does right by our communities. We will use this document as a barometer and will keep a sharp eye on him during his term. And any time he goes against the basic tenets of the agenda, we will make sure our readers and our community are aware that he has fallen short.

While we would love to endorse Barron, if for no other reason than the fact that we believe in his passion and his purpose, we believe that at this point in time, Andrew Cuomo is the one to beat Paladino. Schumer created a tuition tax credit that has helped 584,000 New York students and their families pay for higher education, and he has passed the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act to protect consumers from hazardous or harmful products.

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Amsterdam News Endorsements

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNOR: ANDREW CUOMO

We at the Amsterdam News have been reluctant to endorse in this race. We are clear on one issue, and that is Carl Paladino must be defeated. He is racist, sexist, homophobic and clearly unable to be a true leader of our state.

That being said, we are in a quandary. Andrew Cuomo is clearly the candidate that can beat Paladino. There is no real question about that, however, we do have questions about Cuomo's commitment to our community. Last week, finally, Cuomo came out with his "Urban Agenda." It is a lengthy document with some appropriate proposals. It looks at many issues that are central...

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