Politics

“It appears he’s earned himself a primary,” said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at a Covid-19 vaccination site in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. | Seth Wenig/AP Photo

By ANNA GRONEWOLD and ERIN DURKIN

02/25/2021 08:35 PM EST

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo started the year as one of the nation’s most powerful governors, a household name who was racing toward a potential fourth term in office.

Now, two months later, he’s embroiled in two major scandals and facing a daily onslaught of questions about deaths in nursing homes, accusations of sexual impropriety and growing speculation that his political career may be in jeopardy.

“It appears he’s earned himself a primary,” said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a frequent critic of the governor and one of the names tossed around as a possible 2022 challenger.

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