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Cuomo takes over governors group as virus batters states

Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes over governors group as the coronavirus batters states across the country

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to lead the group representing the nation’s governors, which has played a pivotal role in pushing the Trump administration about state needs during the coronavirus pandemic. 

As head of the bipartisan National Governors Association, Cuomo will have to walk a fine line between his naturally combative style and a more deferential approach to the White House favored by Republicans. 

As perhaps the nation's most recognizable governor, Cuomo’s elevated profile could help the governors association become more influential as it lobbies for increased aid for the states.