Scattered Clouds 40° Good Evening
Scattered Clouds 40° Good Evening
Long IslandPoliticsSpin Cycle

Cuomo shows at state fair; GOP sees a frack-fake

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo did a sort-of head fake this week by appearing at the New York State Fair.

Cuomo, a few days before the opening of the fair, said he would greet President Barack Obama in Buffalo, when the president kicked off his two-day bus tour of upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Cuomo indicated he wouldn’t travel with Obama to the next two stops, Syracuse and Binghamton, in part because he was getting his twin daughters ready to leave for college.

But the governor went to Syracuse anyway, showing up at the State Fair with daughters in tow. State Republican chairman Ed Cox said Cuomo was avoiding anti-natural gas-drilling protesters at the last two stops.

Latest Long Island News

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.