Of Course: Sleazy Andrew Cuomo Scalping World Series Tickets to Supporters

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 at 8:40 pm
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There ought to be a law against this type of behavior. We imagine there would be if it were a Republican.

Looks like the political tix is in.

As The Post reported Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo is using the Mets’ home games in the World Series to raise himself some campaign cash.

His staff picked up a “very limited number” of tickets to this week’s Games 3 and 4 at Citi Field — and is selling the $125 tickets to supporters for as much as $5,500.

Nice scam you got going there, Andy. Most normal human beings would treat their friends and family to a game, but hey, when you’re a scumbag Democrat, why not maximize the profits? And these people talk about greed and inequality.

The campaign’s offer also includes a ­90-minute private reception with the gov. Cuomo’s not the only pol using the Fall Classic to raise campaign funds: Rep. Grace Meng has a similar scheme — for an only slightly more affordable $2,500 a head.

Now, scalping is perfectly legal in New York; a whole secondary market exists for that purpose. But Cuomo’s charging a major markup: The average Series ticket at Citifield is going for about $1,600 on StubHub.

Worse is the unseemly air of insider access here. It’s far easier for a high-ranking official (or his flunkies) to score seats than it is for the average Joe. Did Cuomo forget the anger when Gov. David Paterson scored Yankees tickets?

And to then milk the prized passes for campaign cash . . .

It’s particularly tacky when Attorney General Andrew Cuomo was so tough on scalpers. Back in 2010, he went after folks who sat in line for free Shakespeare In The Park tickets, then resold them on Craigslist. Under Cuomo’s prodding, the site agreed to ban such ads.

He inherited the hubris from his father.

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