Cuomo: NY Republicans 'ran de Blasio's picture all over the state' to win elections

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said Long Island and upstate New York Republicans secured projected wins on Election Day by claiming their Democratic opponents would govern like Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to a report.

Speaking with WAMC host Alan Chartock on Thursday morning, Cuomo said Republicans “ran de Blasio’s picture all over the state" ahead of their elections, the New York Post reported.

“They’ll turn New York state into New York City, looting and crime and homelessness, law and order!” Cuomo said, in an impression of the state’s GOP candidates. “The Democrats: there’ll be havoc like in New York City.”

While votes are still being tallied, several Republicans on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley are projected to win their races, the outlet reported.

At a news briefing on Thursday, de Blasio jokingly responded to Cuomo’s remarks, saying that he would “just make sure I strongly endorse the Republican candidates and confuse matters going forward in New York state."