‘We’re a Party of Primaries’

RYE–As Andrew Cuomo was walking out of the state Democratic party’s Spring Business Meeting at the Rye Hilton, I and another reporter asked him about, among other things, the possibility of a primary against Governor David Paterson next year. Here’s how it went: Andrew Cuomo: I talked about, mostly, the, this week I have a bill up, the Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act bill, and that was what I was talking about trying to do, and generate support for that. Because if you’re looking long-term, and you’re looking at the economic future, you have to get down expenses. How do you get down expenses? You have to reduce the number of governments, literally, reduce the number of governments.