With Cuomo in peril, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone mulls run for governor

NEW YORK — As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces growing calls to resign, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is taking steps toward a possible gubernatorial run. In recent days, Bellone has been speaking with “some of the top national consultants who are here in New York,” along with “big-time donors,” said a source close to the Democratic politician. “Steve is seriously considering jumping in to make his run for governor,” the source said, adding that the idea of Bellone making a run has “always been out there, and now there’s a real opening.” Bellone became Suffolk County executive in 2012…

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