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Cuomo: 'Shame on us' if Weiner wins

Cuomo: 'Shame on us': Speaking to editors at the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper Thursday, the governor, who also leads the state Democratic Party, weighed in on a Weiner candidacy for the first time.

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New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo speaks during a press conference at the Center for Arts on the University of Buffalo campus, in Amherst, N.Y., on Wednesday.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it would be a "shame" if Anthony Weiner was elected mayor of New York City.

Speaking to editors at the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper Thursday, the governor, who also leads the state Democratic Party, weighed in on a Weiner candidacy for the first time.

Weiner is back on the political scene two years after a series of raunchy text messages ended his congressional career.

Asked how he'd react if Weiner won, Cuomo answered: "Shame on us."

On Wednesday, he pointedly stayed away from the topic. Asked to comment on Weiner's candidacy, he answered: "None. No reaction. None."

A spokeswoman for the Weiner campaign didn't immediately return a call and email seeking comment.

Weiner is among several Democrats trying to succeed Michael Bloomberg.


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