Last Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo kicked off an effort to target six Republican members of Congress from New York in the 2018 elections. He was joined by House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the rally, which was held in Manhattan.

The Fight Back New York campaign, which is being run through the state’s Democratic Party, will target six GOP Houses members:  Lee Zeldin of Long Island; John Faso of the Hudson Valley; Elise Stefanik of the North Country; Claudia Tenney of Central New York; Tom Reed of Western New York; and Chris Collins of the Buffalo area.

At the rally, the Governor was harsh in his assessment of the six houses members, who all voted in favor the House health care reform legislation. The Governor accused the six representatives of “violating their oath of office to represent the interest of the people of the State of New York.”

Those are certainly fighting words.  With five of the Governor’s six targets representing districts in Upstate New York, we hope that he plans to bring this campaign Upstate.  While it’s a little early to start the 2018 politicking, we look forward to the opportunity to talk about some of the things that New York State government can do to make Upstate New York a better place to live, work, invest and grow jobs.