Albany, N.Y. — The New York Times editorial board is withholding an endorsement in the Democratic primary for New York governor while delivering a stinging reprimand to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The paper's editorial board wrote Tuesday that it would not endorse Cuomo or his liberal challenger, Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout.
The board wrote that Cuomo "walked away" from his goal of ethics reform and hasn't addressed the influence of money in state government. It faulted his administration for blocking the progress of an anti-corruption commission as it moved to investigate groups tied to the governor, and wrote that Cuomo shouldn't be surprised if many Democrats refuse to support him in next months' primary.
As for Teachout, the board praised her reform proposals but concluded she lacks the experience to govern.