9:51am

Wed October 3, 2012
Politics

No plans yet for Cuomo to campaign for congressional candidates

Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn’t have any set plans to bring his sky-high approval rating to a tight central New York congressional race.

Cuomo said during a visit in Syracuse on Tuesday that he’ll be making endorsements soon. But he doesn’t know yet if he’ll be campaigning for Democratic candidate Dan Maffei.

"More it’s up to the campaigns that I’m supporting to determine the best way I can help," the governor said. "If they want me to come, I’ll come. If they want me to wave from a distance, I’ll wave from a distance. You know, whatever they say helps."

Cuomo, who is not up for re-election himself in November, has largely stayed away from campaigning for any candidates in the state so far.

Maffei is trying to unseat Representative Ann Marie Buerkle in the contest for the re-drawn 24th congressional district. The two are polling very closely and the race has received both national attention and dollars. Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum is also running.

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