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Percoco, Close Advisor To Cuomo, Convicted

March 17, 2018

On March 13, 2018, a federal jury convicted Joe Percoco—a former close advisor of Gov. Andrew Cuomo—of three felonies: “[Conspiracy] to commit honest-services fraud, conspiracy to commit honest-services wire fraud, and solicitation of bribes and gratuities.” The federal government had charged Percoco with accepting $300,000 in bribes. Specifically, evidence revealed that Percoco secured a lucrative “low-show” job for his…

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Trial Pulls Back Curtain On Cuomo’s Inner Circle

March 13, 2018

The ongoing federal corruption trial of former Cuomo right-hand man Joe Percoco has pulled back the curtain on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle. Evidence presented at trial revealed that Percoco left his state position for eight months in 2014 to help run the Governor’s re-election campaign. However, according to, Percoco continued to work out…

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List Of Gubernatorial Candidates Continues To Grow

March 13, 2018

Since last month, the race for Governor of New York has completely changed. On the Republican side, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro—who had flirted with the idea of a run but decided against it several weeks ago—has reconsidered. Apparently, a campaign by some Republican New York assemblymembers and others to encourage Molinaro to run for…

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NYCFPAC Previews The Fall Elections

February 25, 2018

This fall, New York voters will have important choices to make at the polls. Voters will elect candidates to the four statewide elected offices: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller. Candidates are elected to these offices for four-year terms, and elections are held in even-numbered years that are not presidential election years. Also, voters…

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New York’s Gubernatorial Race Ramping Up

February 3, 2018

The race for who will serve as New York’s next governor is just getting started. On the Democratic side, two-term incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the prohibitive favorite to receive the Democratic nomination. To date, former State Sen. Terry Gipson remains the only Democratic challenger, although actress Cynthia Nixon has not ruled out a primary…

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Cuomo’s Lackluster Address Identifies Problems, Proposes Few Solutions

January 5, 2018

On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his eighth State of the State Address. As usual, the Address laid out the Governor’s goals and priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Gov. Cuomo organized his speech around three sets of challenges: Old challenges, such as racism and sexism; new challenges, such as terrorism and…

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NYCFPAC-Endorsed Andy Goodell Appointed As GOP’s Assembly Floor Leader

December 22, 2017

State of Politics reports: Republican Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb on Thursday [December 21, 2017] tapped Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R-Jamestown) to become the conference’s minority leader pro tempore, making him the GOP’s floor leader. “I am proud to announce the appointment of Assemblyman Andy Goodell as our new Minority Leader Pro Tempore,” Kolb said in…

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Joel Giambra Has Disqualified Himself From Running for Governor as a Republican

December 12, 2017

Since NYCFPAC released its analysis of New York’s 2018 gubernatorial election and the prospects of the potential gubernatorial hopefuls in both major parties, another Republican has expressed interest in entering the race. That Republican is Joel Giambra of Buffalo. Here’s what Christians and conservatives in New York should know about Giambra: He served as Erie…

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A Cautionary Tale From Illinois

December 1, 2017

At this time, former investor, executive, and 2010 New York State Comptroller candidate Harry Wilson is the frontrunner to become the Republican candidate for Governor of New York in 2018. If Wilson does pull the trigger on a gubernatorial bid, it seems likely that he will position himself as a moderate, fiscally-responsible problem-solver. During his…

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