Today’s Labor Day Parade featured many elected officials and candidates.
Teachout & Cuomo:
Among those attending, gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout. She tried to say hello to her opponent, Governor Andrew Cuomo, as the parade was about to begin. Here’s what happened:
Update – Cuomo Description:
Governor Cuomo was asked (by Newsday’s Matthew Chayes) about his parade “run in … with Teachout” at an afternoon press conference. Here’s how he described their encounter:
Watch his full press conference here.
Update #2 – Wu & Cuomo:
Lieutenant governor candidate Tim Wu, allied with Zephyr Teachout, also went over to Governor Cuomo at the start of the parade. Here’s what happened, along with Wu’s post-encounter recap:
Wu appeared at a Hochul campaign stop on Friday evening to say hello to his opponent. Watch.
Update #3 – Cuomo Responses:
Governor Cuomo has held three press conferences since leaving the parade on Saturday morning, and he’s been asked about his Teachout encounter each time. We’ve included each of his responses in this updated edition of the parade video.
Update #4 – Did Cuomo See Teachout?:
An extended clip, showing Cuomo appearing to notice Teachout before she approached him and advising his campaign manager, is here.
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