ALBANY -- Andrew Cuomo has many miles to log in the days ahead if he is to meet his pledge -- following in the longtime campaign footsteps of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer -- to hold an event in every county of the state before the Nov. 2 gubernatorial election.
Cuomo again cited that pledge Thursday as one of the reasons he says he will be too busy to hold any more debates with Republican Carl Paladino and the rest of the candidates.
So, what's left to visit? The counties of Saratoga, Herkimer, Otsego, Delaware, Chenango, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Cortland, Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Wayne, Orleans, Genesee and Niagara.
Paladino, meanwhile, on Friday barnstorms across upstate, hitting Broome, Tioga, Steuben and Schuyler counties, according to campaign manager Michael Caputo.
-- Tom Precious