Fmr. President Clinton campaigning for Gov. Cuomo

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Political reporter Dave Evans has the latest on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and challenger Rob Astorino. (WABC)

Bill Clinton is throwing his political weight behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for re-election.

The former president spoke out in support Thursday of the causes Cuomo espouses - including a higher minimum wage and pre-school programs.

Cuomo and Clinton spoke to members of a health care union at their headquarters near Times Square.

Clinton and Cuomo were joined by the city's comptroller, Scott Stringer, and public advocate Letitia James.

Also pitching for Cuomo's re-election was Rep. Jerrold Nadler.

The two politicians have a history going back decades, when Cuomo joined the Clinton administration as assistant secretary for Community Planning and Development in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He then served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Meantime, Republican candidate Rob Astorino was busy stumping and trying to rally his own support on Thursday.

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