Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 book omits any mention of Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul

Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 book omits any mention of Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul


Lieutenant Governor who?

A new 300-page pandemic memoir by Gov. Andrew Cuomo conspicuously omits any mention of his lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul.

Cuomo highlights the work of numerous appointees and subordinates in his administration who helped him respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The governor even devotes a whole passage in “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic’’ to how he still wears an old pair of shoes worn by his late father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo.

But there is no mention of Hochul, his running mate who is next in line to replace him in an emergency.

State politics-watchers say the move is further proof that Cuomo is not one to share the spotlight with anyone of potential public import, even technically his right-hand woman, a Buffalo-area ex-congresswoman who has been largely relegated to meet-and-greet public events.

“It’s not a surprise the governor didn’t mention Hochul in the book — but he should’ve,’’ a veteran Democratic insider told The

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