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Malloy, Wyman on ex-NY Gov. Mario Cuomo: America lost a man who inspired so many

HARTFORD, Conn. – Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, father of current N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, died Thursday at the age of 82, according to several national news sources.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman released the following joint statement:

“Today, America lost a man who inspired so many with extraordinary vision, soaring oratory, and an unwavering commitment to democratic values. Governor Mario Cuomo’s words inspired public officials and community leaders across the nation that we can and must do better – for everyone.  He leaves a legacy of government that does not turn its back on those who are struggling.  Mario Cuomo indeed defined what it means to be a Democrat.  We offer our condolences to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the entire Cuomo family on their loss.”

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  1. Marie Avila

    I’m a Republican, albeit a very moderate one. But I have always admired and respected Mario Cuomo, even when I didn’t agree with him. A great loss to his family and the world. Very few left of the generation who could cross party lines and engender genuine fondness and respect from those they disagreed with.
    And the speech at the ’94 convention will go down as one of the great speeches of all time.

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