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Gipson finds Cuomo's Saland endorsement "incredibly disturbing"

Terry Gipson
Terry Gipson

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cross-party endorsement of Republican Senator Stephen Saland could be a blow to Rhinebeck Village Board of Trustees member Terry Gipson, the Democrat in the three-way race for the 41st district seat. Cuomo says he’s endorsing Saland to honor his courage in breaking with his party to vote for same-sex marriage last year. Gipson spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

"It's unfortunate. We are disappointed, obviously," says Gipson, who pointed to his support of Cuomo in the 2010 election. "It's ironic that he has come out in support of Steve Saland ... We find it incredibly disturbing that the governor has come out in support of such a conservative, Republican candidate for state Senate."

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.