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Cuomo pledges his support to embattled McDonald in contentious Senate race

Governor: 'You paid a political price for your convictions. You should not be left to stand alone now.'

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promised to stand with Sen. Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga, if the two-term incumbent decides to pursue a third-party candidacy in the 43rd Senate District. In a letter released Wednesday afternoon, the governor expressed regret at McDonald’s loss in the Republican primary to Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione and acknowledged it was probably because of McDonald’s vote on marriage equality last summer. The cause had been championed by Cuomo, who promised to support ...


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