Teachout was the director of Internet organizing for Howard Deanâ��s presidential campaign in 2004. Photo by Patrick Verel (Fordham.edu)
Cuomo Challenger Steps Forward
A progressive activist and Fordham University law professor says she plans to force Gov. Andrew Cuomo into a primary.
Zephyr Teachout says she plans to announce her campaign Monday in Albany to unseat the incumbent Democrat. Her name surfaced as a possible candidate for the Working Families Party before the group officially backed Cuomo for re-election.
Progressives have been critical of Cuomo's tax policies and support for charter schools.
Polls have shown Cuomo with a sizeable lead over Republican opponent Rob Astorino, but that with a liberal challenger, that lead is significantly reduced.