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Albany, NY - Why Hakeem Jeffries May Be Cuomo's Guy In The House

Published on: April 18, 2012 10:03 PM
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Albany, NY - Andrew Cuomo may soon have a new ally in the New York congressional delegation.

Last month, when the governor was aggressively pushing for expansion of the state’s DNA database to include information even on low-level offenders like turnstile-jumpers, he acceded to exactly one exception: first-time misdemeanor marijuana offenders.


It was a small but signficant nod to opponents of the city’s stop-and-frisk policy, and the legislator poised to claim the most credit for Cuomo’s concession was Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn.

Jeffries, who is running for Congress, and Cuomo have developed a mutually beneficial working relationship in their relatively short time together in the Capitol, with Cuomo often considering Jeffries’ legislative prerogatives, and Jeffries, in turn, providing Cuomo vocal support from within the legislature’s black and Latino caucus.

With longtime congressman Ed Towns dropping his bid for re-election, Jeffries has become the prohibitive front-runner to replace him.

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 Apr 18, 2012 at 10:27 PM Facts1 Says:

Its all about Government taking over control.


 Apr 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM reagan Says:

Although I'm a republican, I got to know Hakeem a short while back and I was extremely impressed with him.


 Apr 19, 2012 at 08:08 AM Secular Says:

Is he related to Jamal Jeffries??


 Apr 19, 2012 at 08:35 AM BPGUY Says:

Reply to # 2
I understand that listen to hannity all day but just curoius what goverment programs you don't have yet.


 Apr 19, 2012 at 09:15 AM Leibel From London Says:

Reply to #3  
Secular Says:

Is he related to Jamal Jeffries??

Is he related to Judge Jeffries??


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