posted on May 26, 2010 13:51
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has tapped Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy as his running mate in the race for governor.
Cuomo praised Duffy today for making fiscal management, economic development and public integrity a priority as Mayor of Rochester.
Duffy said the only way he'd be torn away from that job is to work with someone the caliber of Andrew Cuomo. He vowed to help Cuomo work to fix New York's problems.
"It takes strong leadership," said Duffy, "it's going to take courage, it's going to take a lot of pain along the way. But I join the Attorney General in wanting to restore the pride of this great state."
Duffy announced in March he would not seek re-election as mayor. He was elected as Rochester's mayor in 2005, after having served 7 years as the city's police chief.
Analysts say Duffy as lieutenant governor would bring regional balance to the Democratic ticket.