Mark Green Pushback

Today’s Dicker story depicted something approaching an inevitable Andrew Cuomo landslide, and so — taking nothing away from my general

Today’s Dicker story depicted something approaching an inevitable Andrew Cuomo landslide, and so — taking nothing away from my general Dicker fandom — I thought I’d report out the other half of the piece. So I called up the Green campaign, where they said Mark hadn’t actually spoken to Fred for the story, though there had been some weekend phone tag.

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And so here’s the other anonymously-sourced response:

A Green insider heatedly disputed the notion that he’ll be “shut-out” at the convention. Their count gives Cuomo 35% and Green 18%, with a couple others in the low single-digits. They expect Cuomo to be the designee of the party (noting that John Dyson once held that same, mostly worthless, title) but think they have a good shot at picking up enough of the third of State Committee members who are still undecided and making it on the ballot without petitioning.

The Green-ite added that the Post Albany scribe is “Ten for ten with Andrew and Mario,” a subject on which I’m not about to make myself arbiter. Though Dicker does still have hanging in his office a fake wood from the Post reading, “Dicker Quits — Cuomo Declares Holiday.”

Mark Green Pushback