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The contender: Andrew Cuomo, a Biography

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A no-holds-barred biography of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Andrew Cuomo is the protagonist of an ongoing political saga that reads like a novel. In many ways, his rise, fall, and rise again is an iconic story: a young American politician of vaunting ambition, aiming for nothing less than the presidency. Building on his father's political success, a first run for governor in 2002 led to a stinging defeat, and a painful, public divorce from Kerry Kennedy, scion of another political dynasty, Cuomo had to come back from seeming political death and reinvent himself.
He did so, brilliantly, by becoming New York's attorney general, and compiling a record that focused on public corruption. In winning the governorship in 2010, he promised to clean up America's most corrupt legislature. He is blunt and combative, the antithesis of the glad-handing, blow-dried senator or governor who tries to please one and all. He's also proven he can make his legislature work, alternately charming and arm-twisting his colleagues with a talent for political strategy reminiscent of President Lyndon Johnson. Political pundits tend to agree that for Cuomo, a run for the White House is not a question of whether, but when.
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He did so, brilliantly, by becoming New York's attorney general, and compiling a record that focused on public corruption. In winning the governorship in 2010, he promised to clean up America's most corrupt legislature. He is blunt and combative, the antithesis of the glad-handing, blow-dried senator or governor who tries to please one and all. He's also proven he can make his legislature work, alternately charming and arm-twisting his colleagues with a talent for political strategy reminiscent of President Lyndon Johnson. Political pundits tend to agree that for Cuomo, a run for the White House is not a question of whether, but when.
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subject_facetCabinet officers -- United States -- Biography
Cuomo, Andrew M., -- 1957-
Governors -- New York (State) -- Biography
New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
title_displayThe contender : Andrew Cuomo, a biography
title_fullThe Contender Andrew Cuomo, a Biography
The contender : Andrew Cuomo, a biography / Michael Shnayerson
title_shortThe contender
title_subAndrew Cuomo, a Biography
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Cabinet officers
Cuomo, Andrew M
Governors
History
Nonfiction
Politics
Politics and government