Cuomo accepts Dems' nomination for NY governor

(AP) - Andrew Cuomo has accepted the Democraticnomination for governor, completing a rise that began nearly 30years ago when he ran his father's campaigns for the same office.

Cuomo's choice for running mate, Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy,has also accepted the nomination for lieutenant governor and,pending a challenge by fundraiser turned candidate Bill Samuels,will be Cuomo's running mate.

The final act of the state Democratic convention on Thursdayleads into the state Conservative Party convention on Friday,followed by the Republican convention next week.

Cuomo, the state's attorney general, will face one of severalRepublicans candidates: former congressman Rick Lazio, SuffolkCounty Executive Steve Levy or Buffalo developer Carl Paladino, whois associated with the GOP's tea party movement.

To watch Andrew Cuomo's speech accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for governor, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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