While Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) looks poised to coast to reelection, Thursday's New York Daily News contains a story that future opponents -- in next year's gubernatorial bid or perhaps a future campaign for higher office -- could attempt to use against him: "The deep-pocketed real estate investors who own a landmark former stock exchange building in lower Manhattan lavished Gov. Cuomo with $76,000 in campaign donations just weeks before Cuomo approved a lucrative tax break for their property. ... Cuomo spokeswoman Melissa DeRosa said the governor had promised to sign the bill since June 2012 and insisted that the contributions had nothing to do with the tax breaks."
-- Kevin Brennan