A Cuomo comeback? Possible, but not likely says Skidmore political science professor

Could former Governor Andrew Cuomo make a political comeback?

Speculation is growing in some corners after the news this week that two District Attorneys will not press criminal charges against the former Governor for accusations of inappropriate conduct. Skidmore University Political Science Professor Christopher B. Mann told the Albany Times-Union a Cuomo comeback would take “a really unlikely alignment of lucky stars.”


He says one path to a Cuomo return to the Governor’s office is a multi-way primary he refers to as a “circular firing squad.”

Another would be if Governor Kathy Hochul wins the Democratic primary, but loses in the general election. Mann says that could lead to a scenario in which Cuomo runs for Governor in 2026 as a “proven winner.” Both the Nassau and Westchester County DA’s said they would not pursue charges against Cuomo, but a case is still pending in Albany County, with a court date set for early January.


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