Outgoing Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy defended Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s record over the last four years on Wednesday, saying the incumbent Democrat doesn’t take enough credit for his successes during the first term.

Duffy was reacting to a question about The New York Times’ editorial board declining to endorse in the primary campaign between Cuomo and Fordham Law School Professor Zephyr Teachout.

The editorial board concluded that while it couldn’t endorse Cuomo based on his lack of strengthening ethics in Albany, Teachout was too inexperienced for the post (This led Gawker to declare The Times is just as “cowardly and corrupt” as Cuomo).

“Endorsements — those are opinions of people,” Duffy said at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Binghatmon. “I can’t speak to opinions, but I can speak to facts. I’m not sure what criteria they use.”

Referring to the recent construction at SUNY Binghamton, Duffy praised Cuomo’s handling of the job.

“I’ve seen first hand what he’s done,” Duffy said. “I don’t think he takes enough credit for what he does do.”

Duffy is not running for re-election this year, vacating the number two spot on the ticket in favor of former Rep. Kathy Hochul.

The former Rochester mayor pointed back to 2011, when Cuomo push for, and won, the passage of same-sex marriage legalization in the state.

“I go back to year one with marriage equality and right forward to see some of the things he’s led. So I can’t speak to their criteria, but I’ll defend my governor any day of the week with what he’s done,” Duffy said. “I’m not in office next year, so this is Bob Duffy’s opinion. It’s my opinion now, it’s my opinion next year.”