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Pre-conventions, Cuomo-WFP-Independence tangle continues

Although the Independence Party is still being elusive about it, some political insiders expect the party will announce candidate endorsements for this fall’s elections as soon as Friday — the day after Democrats are due to nominate Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for a second term.

That would get the party on the record a full week ahead of another minor party vying for Cuomo’s attention: the labor-backed Working Families Party, which meets May 31.

Cuomo had both endorsements in 2010. This time, some Democrats don’t want him to take the Independence line — and some WFP members don’t want to give the governor their backing.

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