How do you spell toxic? Rev. Jason McGuire spells it C-U-O-M-O.
As three Republicans state senators who voted for same-sex marriage battled for their political survival yesterday, Rev. Jason McGuire said he was thinking about one person whose name wasn’t on the ballot: Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo.
“I was praying, I was praying, I was praying he was going to come in,” said McGuire, who argued that Cuomo’s support would have cost those candidates in a Republican primary. “I mean, it would have been the kiss of death. He wisely said he’s no assistance to these Republicans, and chose to stay out.”
(A Republican working on one of those contested races used the same phrasing, saying he didn’t want Cuomo to embrace his candidate before the primary.)