Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos left his Long Island environs today to head to Rockland County to promote the construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge, introducing Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the event.
Add it to the list of events in which Cuomo and Senate Republicans tout their relationship, which we detailed over the weekend.
The New York City suburbs are key to Skelos keeping the Senate majority after the November elections. In particular, there’s an open seat in lower Westchester for the seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer.
At the end of Cuomo’s Q and A with reporters, Skelos made sure to note that he and Cuomo discussed the Tappan Zee Bridge soon after they were elected into power in 2010.
“The governor mentioned about getting things done. Before he was sworn in as governor and I was sworn in as majority leader, we had a discussion about how we are going to move this state forward in a positive way and one of things the governor did bring up to me at that time was building a new Tappan Zee Bridge,” Skelos explained.
“So this is something he’s been thinking about for a long time.”