10/26/2010 09:25 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Few Women in Cuomo or Paladino Inner Circles

Carl P. Paladino has recruited his wife to hit the campaign trail and has put his daughter in a new commercial urging voters to "get to know my dad." At the same time, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has rolled out an advertisement touching on abortion and has ferried his daughters across the state in an RV on a political tour.

In the race for New York governor, women are suddenly popping up everywhere -- everywhere, that is, except inside the campaigns' inner circles.