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Cuomo 'extreme' remarks still spurring reaction

GOP Chairman Ed Cox is demanding that Gov.

GOP Chairman Ed Cox is demanding that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo apologize for a controversial statement the governor made last week that said that "extreme" conservatives had no "place" in New York's political life.

OK, so never mind that privileged folks who occasionally bray about "taking their money" from NY to other states because they don't like the way it's governed, or taxed, or styled, risk sounding like petted little divas.

Understandable fallout still persists from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's controversial statement in an interview last week that what he calls "extreme" conservatives having no "place" in New York's political  life. So not only is GOP Chairman Ed Cox demanding an apology from the governor, the remarks are still rattling around the mainstream-media-sphere.

Here is a report from Politicker describing reaction.

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