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New York Gov. Cuomo sells 200 D.C. hotel rooms he reserved for Clinton inauguration to Republicans

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was quite the eager beaver when it came to the election, and now it's coming back to bite him.

The Empire State governor was apparently so convinced Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would win the presidency on Nov. 8, he booked 200 rooms at Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., for his friends and family way in advance so they would not miss out on Clinton's inauguration, according tothe New York Post's Page Six.

Turns out they're missing that, regardless, given President-elect Donald Trump's surprise victory on Election Day.

One Republican told the gossip site Cuomo was clearly "a little overconfident."

Since he was stuck with the reservations, the governor ended up swallowing what was certainly a bitter pill: He sold the rooms to Ed Cox, chairman of New York's Republican Party.

"The best part is Cuomo booked so early, he locked in a really low rate," one inside source told Page Six. "Rooms in D.C. are a hot commodity right now." He added that Cox was grateful for the gesture.

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