New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come under fire from state Democrats over a $ 25,000-a-plate fundraiser. (Fox News)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly facing criticism from at least three fellow Democrats on an exclusive $25,000-a-plate fundraiser held at the swanky St. Regis Hotel in New York City earlier this month.
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi of the Bronx, state Sen. Jessica Ramos of Queens, and Assemblymember Yiu-Line Niou from Manhattan, accused the Governor of hypocrisy after his promise of “real campaign reform,” the New York Post reported on Thursday.
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Biaggi hinted that the Governor could be a engaging in “pay-to-play” policy.
“It is impossible to say that a $affect 25,000 a ticket, to make decisions,” she said.
A spokesperson for Cuomo called his critics “hypocrites”, they also hold their own fundraisers, the reported Post.
The legislator said that the campaign was an example of why Cuomo should agree to a taxpayer-funded election.
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Cuomo has served as Governor since 2011 and was easily re-elected for a third term in November of last year.