Teachout - Wu for New York

My name is Zephyr Teachout, and I am a constitutional law professor and organizer. I am thrilled to announce my campaign for Governor, and the campaign of my running mate Tim Wu for Lt Governor for the great state of New York. We will be challenging Governor Cuomo and Kathy Hochul in the Democratic Primary.

The system is rigged, and Andrew Cuomo is part of the broken system. We are running to lay out a bold vision and provide a real choice for voters. New York can have an economy that works for all of us — not one which works only for the wealthy and well connected. We believe in a New York where wages are rising, small businesses are thriving and our public schools are the best in the nation.  

We are not Albany insiders, but we believe Governor Cuomo and Kathy Hochul can be beat, and must be challenged. We will force Governor Cuomo to defend his record of deep education cuts, his tax cuts for banks and billionaires, his refusal to ban fracking and his failure to lead on the Dream Act. He has also failed to deliver on his core campaign promise from four years ago: cleaning up Albany.

Governor Cuomo and his corporate backers are going to come after us, and we need to know we can count on your support - can we count on you?


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