Can David Paterson Get Between Andrew Cuomo and the Suburban Vote?

ALBANY—Asked by reporters last week what his priorities are for the end of the legislative session, David Paterson said that relief for suburban homeowners was at the top of his list. That much has been apparent from his activities in recent weeks as the governor made several appeals to non-urban voters, first appearing in suburban Niskayuna to announce a mandate on state legislation meant to keep property taxes in check, then proposing a spending cap, then holding a public meeting with legislative leaders to discuss the spending cap. It is hard not to see the political calculation in this whirl of activity. Paterson, in an attempt to improve his approval ratings from embarrassing to merely lackluster, is making a play for the support of suburban property owners.

Can David Paterson Get Between Andrew Cuomo and the Suburban Vote?