Michele Tirado-DeLillo, CNN Political Editor
Cuomo’s arraignment moved from Nov. 17 to Jan. 7 over ‘potentially defective’ charge
With New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman expected to conclude his tenure as a Republican before seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the dates for his expected run for reelection.
In a statement issued early Wednesday, Cuomo said that his primary election would be Sept. 13 and the general election Nov. 6, then re-emphasized his campaign slogan of “NYers For a Better Future” as well as his statements regarding the gunman’s motivations, which include avoiding a more severe “draconian” gun control law.
“While I am proud of what we have accomplished, New York will not be a place where the deep-seated hatred of our fellow Americans for the beliefs they hold can so easily prevail,” Cuomo said in a statement. “As New Yorkers go to the polls to elect a candidate to represent our shared values on Nov. 6, we must recognize that we have far greater challenges ahead.”
An indictment filed last month by Schneiderman alleges that Cuomo illegally withheld information from the public that could have been used to assist his campaign. At the time of the charges, Schneiderman’s lawyer called on Cuomo to “immediately” resign.
“Today’s change in the date of the campaign arraignment relates to a potential defective discovery document filed by the Attorney General’s office that was error-filled and referred to the Attorney General’s office for further review. The attorney general’s office has now produced all of the information they needed for this proceeding,” Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said.