?Lackluster? is probably too generous of a term to characterize Western New Yorkers? show of support for Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Though he was re-elected Tuesday, winning 54 percent of the vote overall, compared to Republican candidate Rob Astorino?s 40.6 percent, that victory is diminished by a multitude of losses in Western counties.
Cuomo lost seven of the eight counties that he failed to win over four years ago.
The governor had focused his attention in the area, making campaign stops, touting the Buffalo Billion and selecting Kathy Hochul, who is from Buffalo, as his lieutenant.
And in Erie County, Cuomo?s one WNY victory, the governor only eked out a win, getting 52 percent of the vote.
As Cuomo enters his second term, he faces a more skeptical New York. read more >>