We have been asking sources in both the camps of Eric Schneiderman and Andrew Cuomo if the two have spoken since Schneiderman won the Democratic nomination late last night and so far a source familiar with the situation would only say, “the two sides are in touch,” but could not confirm if in fact the two candidates have spoken.
Cuomo’s preference for Kathleen Rice to be his running mate on the ticket has been well-documented, as has his distrust of Schneiderman. Two weeks ago, the New York Post’s Fred Dicker reported that “Key supporters of Andrew Cuomo’s campaign for governor fear the election of left-of-center state Sen. Eric Schneiderman as attorney general would derail Cuomo’s efforts to battle public corruption and the special interests that have brought the state to the brink of bankruptcy” and last night supporters of Schneiderman were crowing that his win was a rebuke of Cuomo.
Still, one would think that a get-together is in the offing soon, unless Cuomo is seriously considering getting behind Mike Bloomberg’s candidacy and supporting Schneiderman’s G.O.P rival, Dan Donovan.
We will update with more information if we get it.