Governor Andrew Cuomo officially moved into campaign mode, as he accepted the Democratic nomination for a second term in office.
At the convention in Melville, Cuomo touted his legislative accomplishments during the past four years including the legalization of same sex marriage and tougher gun control laws.
"New York state is on the move, the direction is up and we are not stopping until we make the Empire State stronger and better than it has ever been before," Cuomo said.
Cuomo was introduced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The two lawmakers have had disagreements over a handful of issues, including universal pre-k and charter schools. But he put any differences aside yesterday.
Cuomo also seemed to criticize his Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
"Westchester County, the highest property taxes in the United States of America," he said. "That's the legacy of Westchester County."
Cuomo's choice for lieutenant governor is former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul. She served one term in office before losing in her re-election bid.
Polls show Governor Cuomo with a big lead over Astorino ahead of the November election.
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