Daunting Odds. It is increasingly difficult for Cuomo to mount a comeback this year. The deadline for filing Democratic primary petitions passed on Monday. He is now officially unable to run on the Democratic line. That does not prevent him from running as an independent. He has until the end of May to file 45,000 signatures for such a move. He could form his own party just as he and his father Mario did in the past. Meanwhile the ex Governor is burning through his financial war chest. He has spent millions on his commercial ad campaign trying to rehabilitate his image. At this rate there soon will be little left in reserve. He is effectively closed out from raising more. Big time contributors have lined up behind Hochul. She has won major union endorsements. Daunting Odds. The window of opportunity for Cuomo to seek re-election is fast closing !!