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This Dem is certain about Cuomo's left turn

?I think a little bit more, and he

“I think a little bit more, and he would be to the left of Che Guevara,” Sen. Adriano Espaillat told an upstate cable news network about Gov. Cuomo. (July 9, 2012) (Credit: AP )

Here’s one Democrat who has no doubts about Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s turn to the political left in his third year in office.

“I think a little bit more, and he would be to the left of Che Guevara,” Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan) told YNN, an upstate cable news network. “I think he’s found his home again, he’s come back home.”

Here’s more from the YNN piece.

For his part, Cuomo has said he hasn’t turned right or left during his three years — even if others say the evidence is clear.

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