Spin Cycle

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So far, no political harm to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been visible from last week’s delay of his declaration of candidacy for governor.

Still, his detractors like to warn the public will tire of his sidestepping fiscal issues by invoking his day job.

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Cuomo allies say he’s been crafting detailed campaign positions during this long drumroll.

“He’s shrewd, calibrated, systematic, and assiduous,” observed a longtime Democratic operative. “He doesn’t play the game idly — or flippantly.”