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Cuomo Looks Ahead to Second Term Trade Travel

At a global trade meeting in Manhattan on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that he is planning several trade mission trips for his second term. The governor said that as he eyes increasing New York exports, he plans to create a $35 million state fund modeled after the Export-Import Bank of the United States. A governor who has notoriously stayed in the state, Cuomo appears to be branching out quite a bit after trips to Israel and Afghanistan in the past couple of months. On Tuesday Cuomo said that he foresees future trips to China, Canada, Mexico, Israel, and Italy as part of increasing New York's trading capacity. The governor's being re-elected appeared a foregone conclusion during his remarks.

Speaking of that re-election, a new poll shows Cuomo with a 20-point lead over his closest rival, Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. According to the poll, Cuomo leads Astorino 51-31 percent, with Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins at 9 precent. Cuomo does not seem likely to get the backing of former primary rival Zephyr Teachout, who told Gotham Gazette Tuesday of endorsing Cuomo, "It's hard to see it happening," and cited his lack of support for Democratic State Senate candidates as a key reason.

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