Failed gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino’s campaign manager, Michael Caputo, coined the “Carl Lite” phrase, so I can’t take credit for it.
But however much Gov. Andrew Cuomo might take issue with that characterization, it seems be working, as Caputo’s push to get New York’s Tea Party crowd on board with the Democratic governor’s fiscally conservative budget appears to be gaining steam.
The latest to sign on are Bob and Mary Meyer, co-founders of the Suffolk County 9-12 Project.
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The couple sent out an e-mail yesterday that included a link to a recent National Review story entitled “Cuomo the Conservative,” and urged fellow Tea Partiers to back Cuomo’s agenda, even though it doesn’t go nearly as far as Paladino had proposed.