GOP's Lazio: 'I don't mind being the underdog'

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio says being away from politics for a decade has given him the perspective to succeed if he is New York's next governor.

Lazio ran against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2000 for the U.S. Senate. Some political analysts say he is perhaps most remembered for walking across the stage during a debate with Clinton and demanding she sign a campaign finance pledge.

Lazio describes himself as an underdog compared to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who is the Democratic candidate. Lazio also claims Cuomo is the largest recipient of Albany lobbying money.

State Democrats say Lazio is incorrect about Cuomo's funds and Lazio himself was a top Wall Street lobbyist for several years.

To see the extended interview with Lazio, go to Channel 612 on your iO Digital Cable Box and select iO Extra.

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