Dining with Labor Leader. Cuomo reportedly had lunch this week with Peter Ward, former president of the Hotel Trades Council. The meeting took place at Fresco by Scotto. It is part of the ex Governors public re-emergence. He is testing the waters about a potential primary challenge to Kathy Hochul. Ward’s union has already endorsed her bid for re-election. Reports are circulating that Cuomo may form his own political party if he fails to get the Democratic nod. He faces an uphill battle. Big money contributors are lining up behind Hochul. It is far too soon for him to seek elected office. The sexual harassment scandals are fresh in the minds of voters. He should pack it up and sit tight. Dining with Labor Leader. Cuomo the Machine Politician is gearing up to do battle !!