Molinaro stops in Buffalo day after Cuomo’s Primary Day victory

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Now that the race for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in New York is set, the candidates are looking ahead to Election Day on November 6th.

Incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul both won their respective primary battles.

Cuomo will face Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, who is the Republican candidate. Molinaro’s running mate is Julie Killian.

Molinaro made a post-Primary Day stop in Buffalo on Friday. 

“Andrew Cuomo is like some sort of deranged Wizard of Oz. ‘Look over there. Pay no attention to the corruption in my administration,'” Molinaro said of the governor.

The primary race between Cuomo and his Democratic challenger, Cynthia Nixon, became heated at times. At a Primary Day victory party Thursday night, Hochul said it is time to bring Democrats together.

“People will realize we have one common threat. That is Donald Trump,” Hochul said. “I embrace everyone, all the energy that various candidates brought to this. We will sit down together and say, ‘How do we strategize to have a singular message that will defeat Republicans in November?'”

Molinaro, meanwhile, plans to try appealing to Nixon supporters.

“Obviously we have some deep differences on policy. But (Nixon) highlighted the culture of corruption that’s stealing from taxpayers, that’s defrauding taxpayers,” Molinaro said. 

Requests for comment from Cuomo’s campaign office were not answered.

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