Cuomo plays coy on Hillary succession

November 25, 2008

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday ended a call with reporters about curbs on executive salary and bonus payments at insurer American International Group and other Wall Street firms with a parting shot at a tabloid reporter who asked if  he planned to take up similar issues as a U.S. Senator.

“No maybe as a Daily News journalist…,” Cuomo quipped.

Joking aside, in a Nov. 18 poll of New Yorker opinion,  Cuomo was favored as a replacement for U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, who is expected to become Secretary of State once president-elect Barack Obama takes office.  Voters preferred Cuomo 43 percent, more than any other candidate.

The New York survey of 613 voters had a 4 percent margin rate,  and was conducted by Poughkeepsie-based Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

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Cuomo is needed where he is. He is the only one who seems to understand the abuses. Where is the SEC
\can they not fine big time some of these executives.
seems SEC and Cox are asleep at the wheel

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