Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro visited Senator Marty Golden’s campaign office in Bay Ridge today for a press conference focused on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State parole board. Molinaro and Golden excoriated the parole board for its grant of parole to Herman Bell, convicted of the 1971 murders of two New York City police officers, and the possibility that the board may grant parole to Bell’s accomplice.
Molinaro and Golden accused Cuomo of complicity in the decision to grant Bell parole, asserting that Cuomo effectively controls the board.
Golden is in a heated reelection campaign as Democrats dig to defeat a Republican incumbent in their effort to move the state senate to Democratic control. Governor Cuomo made a parallel appearance last week, campaigning with Golden’s opponent Andrew Gounardes in Dyker Heights.
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