New York Times Picks Tim Wu For Lieutenant Governor Over Cuomo’s Running Mate

Despite Cuomo not being as left as the New York Times had hoped, I’m still surprised not to see him get the NYT endorsement.

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — While declining to make an endorsement for New York state governor in the Democratic primary in The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for lieutenant governor over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate Kathy Hochul.

In so doing, the newspaper delivered another snub to Cuomo’s re-election campaign.

In an endorsement published online Wednesday night, the newspaper called the office of lieutenant governor “feeble,” and said the current officeholder, former Rochester mayor Robert Duffy, has “spent the last four years promoting the governor’s agenda around the state.”

But the Times chose Wu over Hochul on the grounds that he has “a fresh perspective and a new voice to counter Albany’s entrenched players. Ms. Hochul does not, and she has a deeply troubling record on health reform, gun control and environmental deregulation.”

Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School, is well-known for inventing and spreading the concept of…

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