Senate Republicans have taken great steps to show their bi-partisan working relationship with popular Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and this new 30-second ad by Sen. Stephen Saland may take it to a new level.
The 30-second ad from Saland’s campaign shows Cuomo with Saland in six — that’s right six — different shots of the two of them together.
Then again, Saland is the first Republican that Cuomo is endorsing for re-election, so it has added significance. And the ad touts the endorsement. But it makes no mention of perhaps the top reason why Cuomo backed Saland — the Poughkeepsie Republican’s support of same-sex marriage last year.
Gannett’s Albany Bureau in August reported on how Senate Republicans, seeking to maintain their majority in November, have linked themselves to Cuomo.
Here’s the transcript:
Together Steve Saland and Governor Cuomo are achieving the bi-partisan results we deserve – like on-time state budgets that actually reduce spending, a property-tax cap and real income-tax relief for middle-class families, a growing economy and thousands of new jobs in the Hudson Valley.
That’s why Governor Cuomo endorses Steve Saland, saying Steve is the type of colleague I need in Albany to help us to continue to build a new New York. Steve Saland, it’s about results.
Here’s the ad: