The last governor of New York to leave office without a scandal was George Pataki, who stepped down in 2006 after three terms (and who, funnily enough, beat Andrew Cuomo’s father, Mario, in the Republican wave of 1994).
After that came three Democrats. First, Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 after being caught using prostitutes; then David Paterson, who replaced Spitzer, but couldn’t run again in 2010 thanks to his role in a witness tampering scandal; and, finally, Andrew Cuomo, who resigned today after a litany of sexual assault accusations.
That’s 15 years without a governor who made it out clean. What is this? Illinois?
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