Tom Perez Stands By Andrew Cuomo Endorsement After Progressive Win in New York Tom Perez Stands By Andrew Cuomo Endorsement After Progressive Win in New York – NTK Network

Tom Perez Stands By Andrew Cuomo Endorsement After Progressive Win in New York

The DNC Chair told MSNBC that he plans to continue to endorse the New York governor after progressives toppled the House Democratic caucus chair in the state’s congressional delegation.

By NTK Staff | 06.27.2018 @11:15am

In an appearance on MSNBC on Wednesday, DNC Chair Tom Perez stood by his primary endorsement of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a day after a socialist insurgent defeated a powerful House Democratic member in a primary.

“I’ve known both the Cuomo and Hochul family – Kathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor – for over 20 years,” he said. “When you have a friendship of that long, those things matter for me.”

Perez called it a “personal endorsement” and denied that he was working on behalf of the Cuomo campaign.

Cuomo is facing progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon in the gubernatorial primary this year. After progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) on Tuesday, the New York governor might be feeling a newfound fear for his political future.

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