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Snubbed from Working Families nomination, professor starts primary challenge against Cuomo

Snubbed from Working Families nomination, professor starts primary challenge against Cuomo

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A liberal New York law professor is launching a primary challenge to unseat Democratic Governor Cuomo.

Zephyr Teachout plans to formally announce her campaign Monday at the state Capitol.

Teachout is a Fordham University law professor who last month narrowly lost a bid for the endorsement of the left-leaning Working Families Party.

Cuomo won the endorsement after vowing to support many of the party’s priorities, including a higher minimum wage and a broad public campaign finance system.

Teachout says Cuomo is part of what she calls a “broken system” in Albany and faults the governor for supporting business-friendly tax cuts and for not supporting a ban on hydrofracking and other liberal objectives.

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