NY governor garners support at Dominican parade

By VERENA DOBNIK | August 10, 2014 | 6:04 PM EDT

Traditional dancers entertain the crowd during the Dominican Day Parade in New York, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a spirited annual event in New York City.

And this year's Dominican Day Parade starred Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Dressed all in white, Cuomo marched up a Manhattan avenue Sunday, cheered by tens of thousands of people who left no doubt they would re-elect him as their governor.

While waving Dominican flags in one hand, many clutched a Cuomo campaign sign in the other. The name of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino — Cuomo's Republican opponent in the fall election — appeared on a few T-shirts.

A happy cacophony of sounds rocked the pavement — voices heard over the sirens of fire trucks and an ambulance showcased along with floats whose mammoth loudspeakers emitted ear-piercing music.