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Coverage of central and northern New York's congressional races, including the primary races and the general election.Races covered include the 24th Congressional District, currently held by Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus), who is running for reelection; the 22nd Congressional District, currently held by Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld), who is retiring; and the 21st Congressional District, currently held by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro).

Cuomo condemns Trump, calls on Republicans to do same

Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the site of a Long Island Railroad derailment, and make comments about Trump.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one of many Democrats condemning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his newly-released statements in 2005, where he spoke of women in vulgar terms, and described actions that many view as sexual assault.

“This was a disrespectful, sexist, derogatory statement about all women, and it should be condemned,” Cuomo said, speaking after a briefing on an accident on the Long Island Railroad Sunday.

And Cuomo, who has a good working relationship with many Republicans in the New York State Legislature, called it a “litmus test” for GOP members in New York, and said they should “stand up and say ‘I can’t endorse this.’”

“If you stand with Trump, you stand against women,” the governor said.

Cuomo says the issue goes beyond partisan politics, saying “this garbage, this filth doesn’t fly in New York, and we won’t tolerate it.”

Karen DeWitt is Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio, a network of 10 public radio stations in New York State. She has covered state government and politics for the network since 1990.