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Would-be Gov. Levy: No shot at anyone

Suffolk County Executive Levy speaks about reforming the

Suffolk County Executive Levy speaks about reforming the Rockefeller drug laws. (Jan. 6, 2010) Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

At today’s Conservative Party conference near Albany, Suffolk Executive Steve Levy said voters for governor this year “want a proven manager, not someone who just says, hey, it’s my time to serve. Nothing wrong with that – I’m not taking aim at any particular individual out there.”

 At least one person in the audience took that as a shot at AG Andrew Cuomo -- notwithstanding Levy's denial.

Earlier, Republican candidate Rick Lazio accused still-to-be-announced Andrew Cuomo of hiding in his office.

Cuomo spokesman Richard Bamberger replied:

“While the Conservative Party politicians have started their
campaigns, the Attorney General is focused on his public service
representing the people of the State by fighting corruption and greed on Wall Street and rooting out waste and abuse in government. "

"Today, for example, the Attorney General announced a new nationwide agreement with Citibank that protects more than a million consumers who were promised “free checking” and forces Citibank to live up to its commitments.” 

The "greed on Wall Street" could be read as a dig on Lazio's recent role at JP Morgan/Chase.

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