Cuomo, Lazio were feuding long before governor's race

08/18/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Andrew Cuomo and Rick Lazio have been political rivals long before they started running for governor. The feud began in 1996 when Lazio's House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity drafted an amendment to cut one job from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the assistant secretary for community planning and development -- Cuomo's job. Now, Cuomo is the presumptive Democratic candidate, and Lazio is trying to hold off a Republican primary challenge from Buffalo developer Carl Paladino.

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