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   Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo continued to put his stamp on the state Democratic Party and make the not-so-subtle argument that other party members can win this fall if they follow his lead.

  At the party’s organizational meeting, Cuomo installed Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Assemb. Keith Wright (D-Manhattan) as the party’s new co-chairs, replacing Jay Jacobs, who will remain as Nassau County Democratic chairman.
  In a speech that capped the event, the governor “we are going to elect Democrats in every office all across the state.”
  But he stopped short of saying he’d campaign for Senate Democrats, who haven’t always followed his lead – especially on taxes, the minimum wage and legislative redistricting.