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Cuomo’s resignation opens the potentially wide-open governor’s race next year

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NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation Tuesday set the stage for what could prove to be a political free for all next year when candidates vying for governor slug it out to see who will run the state. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to take over the reins of state government in 14 days, and while many political observers predict she’ll run for the top job as an incumbent in 2022, Cuomo’s departure also means other potential candidates who’ve been waiting in the wings will feel emboldened to run as well. Atop that list are Hochul and New York State Attorney General Letitia James, whose re…

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