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Cuomo's Republican 'outreach' pick raises an eyebrow

Mercury Public Affairs consultant Michael McKeon’s role in “outreach” from Andrew Cuomo to Republicans has some insiders raising eyebrows. After all, less than a decade ago, McKeon was the mouthpiece for Gov. George Pataki whom Cuomo tried to challenge at the polls.

McKeon back then offered quotes saying such things about Andrew Cuomo as “he was at his father’s side while his administration devastated the upstate economy” -- and questioned the younger Cuomo’s credibility.

Kind of like Howard Wolfson, former Democratic spokesman, signing on with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom he’d blasted publicly....

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