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VIDEO: A look back at Governor Andrew Cuomo's first term

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On Thursday, Andrew Cuomo will begin his second term as governor.  He came in with a mandate after getting 63% of the vote in a landslide win over Republican Carl Paladino in 2010.  He used that momentum to help him get several big pieces of legislation pushed through in his first legislative session, most notably same-sex marriage.  He went on to pass the still-controversial NY SAFE Act in 2013 enacting stricter gun-control laws and this summer faced questions about why he abruptly shut down his Moreland Commission on Public Corruption after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said his office would be taking over their investigations. 

We highlight his ups and downs during his first term in office in the video above starting with his swearing-in ceremony four years ago. 

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