Andrew Cuomo has been spending much of the afternoon meeting privately with the different leaders of the Orthodox Jewish sects, including the admorim of Satmar and with the Pupa Rebbe.
Vito Lopez, the embattled Brooklyn Democratic Party chairman, was with Cuomo at the meeting with the Pupa Rebbe.
Another source said Cuomo was being squired by Rabbi David Niederman, of the United Jewish Organization in Willimasburg.
Sources familiar with the meetings said Lopez also showed up at a meeting of Vienner chassidim. Cuomo met with Rav Aharon Teitelbaum of Satmar, who was in Williamsburg today (Lopez was not at this meeting).
Another source said Lopez was not invited by Team Cuomo, and instead showed up at the other three by request of Jewish leaders.
Cuomo also met with Rav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum of Satmar.