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Cohoes mayor caught in controversy announces re-election bid

January 16, 2019 05:24 PM

COHOES - Amid allegations of domestic abuse, Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse to resign last year. Now, the mayor announced that he's running for re-election.

The mayor announced his bid for reelection on Wednesday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park in Cohoes.

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Morse has been embattled in controversy since last year when he was accused of abusing his wife and daughter.

Morse has adamantly denied the allegations, saying drugs have ripped apart his family. However, the mayor says he's proud of what he's accomplished in the position and wants to continue to fight for Cohoes.

During his speech, the mayor touted three years of no tax increases, improvements to roads and sidewalks and refurbishing the Cohoes Music Hall as some of his accomplishments.

WEB EXTRA: Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse announces re-election bid

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