In this Aug 7, 2014 photo, Fordham University law professor and liberal activist Zephyr Teachout speaks to supporters in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Teachout is opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo in next month�s Democratic primary but Cuomo has no plans to debate her. He hasn�t even publicly mentioned the liberal law professor from Fordham University by name.(AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Teachout Wins Endorsement of Women's Group
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Zephyr Teachout has won the endorsement of the National Organization for Women's New York Chapter as she seeks to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The women's advocacy group said Sunday that it's "proud" to support what it says is a "historic" effort to elect the state's first female governor.
Teachout, a law professor at Fordham University, is mounting a long-shot bid to topple Cuomo in next month's Democratic primary.
Teachout called the endorsement a "surprising rebuke" of the sitting governor, whose campaign hopes to appeal to women with a new "Women's Equality Party" line on the November ballot.
Earlier this month Teachout received the endorsement of New York state's second largest public employees union.