As primary wraps up, Zephyr Teachout says Cuomo ‘singing her tune’
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At a late afternoon appearance at P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s feisty challenger Zephyr Teachout told reporters that regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s primary, her campaign made the governor rethink some of his positions.
Cuomo has spent most of the campaign trying to ignore Fordham law professor Teachout, a progressive and expert in institutional corruption.
“We have already shown Cuomo that you need to talk about inequality, which he did yesterday,” Teachout said. “And he needs to promise to go visit hydrofracking in Pennsylvania, which he did today. And we have shown Cuomo that if he isn’t talking about funding schools he’s in trouble, and he’s talking about funding schools — on his lips. He’s also talking about the DREAM Act.”
“He’s basically running on the things he didn’t pass, but he’s running on them,” Teachout said. “He’s proclaiming in print the things that we want to happen in New York State.”