The Cigar Endorsement

Just the thing the state’s new health commissioner needs when getting confirmed as a member of Eliot Spitzer’s administration: a “ringing endorsement” from state Senator Efrain Gonzalez, who is under indictment for using public money to, among other things, support his cigar company.

The new health commissioner, Richard Daines, was Gonzalez’s personal physician, reports Liz.

Small world.

— Azi Paybarah

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