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Astorino Cites Cuomo Staff In Seat Snub At Obama Speech

Rob Astorino, left, claims Gov. Andrew Cuomo's camp forced the county executive to sit in the back during President Barrack Obama's speech in Tarrytown on Wednesday, May 14.
Rob Astorino, left, claims Gov. Andrew Cuomo's camp forced the county executive to sit in the back during President Barrack Obama's speech in Tarrytown on Wednesday, May 14. Photo Credit: File

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino said he was the victim of a seating snub at President Barack Obama's speech in Tarrytown and that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's camp is to blame, according to LoHud.com.

Astorino's senior adviser Phil Oliva said he witnessed one of Cuomo's staffers interfering with someone from the White House. Astorino ended up watching the speech with fellow Republican and Rockland County Executive Ed Day from the back, LoHud.com said.

Cuomo's spokesperson denied any hand in the incident, LoHud.com reported.

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