Not to be outdone, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is out with a campaign email to supporters this afternoon as well, citing his accomplishments from 2009 and also talking about his New Year’s resolution for 2010.
The resolution doesn’t mention running for governor, or any other office for that matter.
“I’m proud that we took these steps together, and I’m confident that we’ll build on them in 2010,” Cuomo wrote.
“And that’s why I’ve made a New Year’s resolution to work hard every day for the people of New York and uphold our shared commitment to protecting the state’s most vulnerable citizens. Thanks to your continued support, this is one resolution that I’ll be honored to keep.”
And at the end of the letter, it states: “P.S.—Please forward this message to your friends and family and wish them a Happy New Year! Encourage them to learn more and join our campaign at http://www.andrewcuomo.com.”
Here’s the full letter:
2009 was a difficult year for many New Yorkers. But looking back, I think we can be proud of many of the things we’ve accomplished, particularly our work promoting honest government, enforcing responsible corporate behavior, and providing a safe environment for our children.
Here are a few of the biggest successes from this past year—they couldn’t have happened without your support:
In June, we secured landmark health insurance reforms to protect every insured New Yorker from a corrupt reimbursement system. Health insurance companies can no longer use their manipulative database to underpay patients, and consumers finally receive accurate, independent information about the cost of care.
In March and again in December, the Attorney General’s office exposed widespread corruption in the state Comptroller’s office, which manages New York’s Common Retirement Fund. In March, we indicted two high profile political operatives on 123 charges, ranging from kickbacks to embezzlement. And in December, we secured a guilty plea from California investment manager Elliott Broidy, who bribed the state officials that control our public employee pension fund.
Also in March, we began investigating AIG’s $165 million in bonus payments—awarded to the same people who brought down the company and stuck taxpayers with the bill for a bailout. The fight continues, but by taking a stand against this kind of outrageous behavior, the AG’s office made it clear that the people of New York will no longer tolerate Wall Street’s culture of greed.
In September, we worked with six other states and the U.S. government in creating the largest health care fraud settlement in history. Pfizer had been using kickbacks and other schemes to market their drugs, and now they’ll pay $66 million to New York taxpayers. This was just one of the reasons our Medicaid Fraud Unit was named the best in the nation.
In November, the AG’s office launched a federal antitrust suit against Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of computer microprocessors, for creating a global criminal conspiracy that raised the price of computers for ordinary consumers.
And in December, the Internet’s two largest social networking websites—sites that our children use every day—deleted the accounts of over 3,500 sex offenders from New York, complying with our state’s new e-STOP program. e-Stop passed last year thanks to supporters like you, and now it serves as a model for the entire country.
I’m proud that we took these steps together, and I’m confident that we’ll build on them in 2010.
And that’s why I’ve made a New Year’s resolution to work hard every day for the people of New York and uphold our shared commitment to protecting the state’s most vulnerable citizens.
Thanks to your continued support, this is one resolution that I’ll be honored to keep.
Happy New Year,
P.S.—Please forward this message to your friends and family and wish them a Happy New Year! Encourage them to learn more and join our campaign at http://www.andrewcuomo.com.