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Letters: Critical of Democratic ticket

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks to hotel workers

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks to hotel workers at the New York Hotel Trade Council during a re-election campaign event in Manhattan on Sept. 8, 2014. Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton

Did Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo even know there was an election ["Cuomo fends off challenge," News, Sept. 10]? First, he tried to get his opposition off the ballot, and then he refused to debate.

The lack of respect for the voters should have been enough for Newsday to withhold its endorsement.

James Coll, Seaford

Editor's note: The writer is the founder of, a nonprofit organization advocating for political reform.

How about taking care of U.S. people first? Lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul told a Bronx crowd she would put her "heart and soul" into helping enact the state's version of the Dream Act, a measure that would provide tuition and scholarships to immigrants who are here illegally and who seek financial aid for college ["Campaign for Dems' race down to last day," News, Sept. 8].

My son works two jobs, and his wife works a full-time job. They still have a tough time sending two girls to college.

John J. Lynch, Island Park