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Cuomo Wins Backing of Two Major Local Unions

By Eileen Buckley

Cheektowaga, NY – Democratic gubenatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo received two union endorsements from Western New York Tuesday.

Cuomo picked up support from the United Steel Workers of America District Four, and the Communications Workers of America Western New York Council.

While accepting the endorsements in Cheektowaga, Cuomo said he does not believe running against New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, who is also seeking the Democratic party's support for governor, would hurt the state Democratic party.

Cuomo said that is why there are primary races.

"Democrats, we tend to disagree, and that's okay," said Cuomo. "We can have arguments, we can have differences of opinions. We have elections, the people decide, and then we go forward. That how it works."

"It's called democracy. And Democrats do it very well. The Republicans can learn from us. "

Cuomo added that primaries, in the past, have made the party stronger. Cuomo said he believes his campaign is going very well.

The son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo recently won a straw poll in Schenectady.