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Cuomo deflects blame for Democratic losses

Karen DeWitt

Governor Andrew Cuomo is deflecting blame for not doing more to get Democrats elected Tuesday.

Just hours after the polls closed, the Working Families Party criticized the Governor, saying he could have spent more money to help Democrats win control of the State Senate.  But on the Capitol Pressroom on WBFO, Cuomo said such finger-pointing is unfortunate.

"There were no real state issues or state excitement or state energy," Cuomo said.  "My race was never close."

Cuomo said interest in Tuesday's elections was highest in those parts of the state where there were competitive races for Congress.

"That's where most of the energy was.  And it was all Republican," Cuomo said.

Cuomo pledged to work with the State Senate's Republican majority but that its members will have to compromise with Albany Democrats to get things done.

Click here to listen to the full interview with Governor Cuomo on the Capitol Pressroom.