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At Albany stop, Molinaro calls for ouster of top Cuomo aide from MTA

Marc Molinaro Marc Molinaro | Photo: Dutchess County Office.

September 18, 2018 02:44 PM

Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro was in Albany Tuesday, accusing Governor Cuomo of enabling corruption in state government and calling for the ouster of a former top Cuomo aide from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Molinaro says Larry Schwartz -- who recently gave approval to a mailer that suggested Cynthia Nixon was anti-Semitic, is serving as an unregistered lobbyist for Cuomo.

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Schwartz was secretary to Cuomo until 2015 and was then appointed to the MTA board. He's also been advising on the governor's re-election campaign.

However, Molinaro says Schwartz has to go and compares him to convicted felon and former lobbyist Todd Howe.

Cuomo staffers have dismissed Molinaro's claims, referring to him in at least one report as a "Trump mini-me".

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