Cuomo Rolls Out Republican Co-Chair, But Not Republican Endorsements

Andrew Cuomo held a mini-rally at City Hall Park today in which he announced that Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, former comptroller Bill Thompson, and former state G.O.P chairman Pat Barrett will serve as campaign co-chairs.

We will post Cuomo’s remarks today when we receive them, but in a brief scrum with reporters afterwards Cuomo said that he still thinks the state Senate should remain in Democratic hands.

“Number one I support a Democratic majority in the state Senate. Number two, I think what’s most important is a functional state Senate. We can’t go through a period like we went through where the Senate was basically dysfunctional.”

Asked again if he was going to back either Harry Wilson or Dan Donovan, who are running for comptroller and attorney general, respectively, as Republicans, Cuomo said.

“Let’s see how it goes,” he said. “I’ll be announcing endorsements further down the road.”

He also said again that he was open to debates with his Republican opponent, and said the two campaigns were in talks about scheduling.