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Image: Siena Research Institute
Image: Siena Research Institute

Siena Poll: Cuomo up, Common Core down, fracking even

A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.

According to the Siena Poll, Cuomo is 37 points ahead of Republican challenger Rob Astorino.  Go to full article
Zephyr Teachout (right) is collecting signatures to force a primary in the Democratic race for governor. Her potential running mate, Timothy Wu is at the podium. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Zephyr Teachout (right) is collecting signatures to force a primary in the Democratic race for governor. Her potential running mate, Timothy Wu is at the podium. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Cuomo could get a primary challenger

Governor Cuomo might have a primary challenger. Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University law professor and activist, announced she's collecting signatures to be on the September Democratic primary ballot.

Teachout was first promoted by the left leaning Working Families Party as an alternative candidate to Governor Andrew Cuomo, but in the end the minor party dropped her in favor of the governor.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo at an economic development appearance yesterday. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/14160187220/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>
Gov. Cuomo at an economic development appearance yesterday. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

After Working Families nod, Cuomo looks to change the subject

Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to change the subject with two economic development appearances, in the aftermath of a political endorsement that has shaken up the Capitol.  Go to full article
Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for NY governor. Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HawkinsforNYGovernor">Howie Hawkins for Governor</a> on Facebook
Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for NY governor. Photo: Howie Hawkins for Governor on Facebook

Greens' Hawkins sees an opening in the race for governor

Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins says a third party candidate has a chance to win the governorship.

The left-leaning Working Families Party has endorsed Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for reelection. But some members of the party weren't happy with the choice.  Go to full article
Brian Sampson of Unshackle Upstate at a Rochester Town Hall meeting in 2010. Photo: Still from <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI3RKHNxiJY">Youtube video</a>
Brian Sampson of Unshackle Upstate at a Rochester Town Hall meeting in 2010. Photo: Still from Youtube video

Is the Cuomo-WFP deal good for upstate?

The fallout from Governor Cuomo's new alliance with the progressive Working Families Party continues at the Capitol, with those who say they represent upstate interests dismayed at the development.  Go to full article

Working Families Party memo defends backing Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) An internal document from the left-leaning Working Families Party shows how close New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to losing the party's endorsement.

A memo obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday indicates the party was "mere minutes away" from giving its nomination for governor to Fordham University Law professor Zephyr Teachout at its convention on Saturday.  Go to full article

Working Families Party hasn't decided yet whether to endorse Cuomo

It's coming down to the wire for a decision on whether the Working Families Party endorses Gov. Andrew Cuomo for reelection or not. Talks are ongoing as the Saturday convention approaches.

The left-leaning minor party was angered when Cuomo failed to win a public campaign financing system for state wide offices in the budget. They were also annoyed by cuts to corporate taxes and for wealthy estate owners that the governor championed.  Go to full article
Rob Astorino accepting the GOP nomination for governor. Photo: Matt Ryan, New York Now
Rob Astorino accepting the GOP nomination for governor. Photo: Matt Ryan, New York Now

Astorino favors term limits but not public campaign finance

The Republican candidate for Governor, Rob Astorino, is pressing for term limits for state officials. He also spoke against another reform proposal percolating in the legislature, campaign finance reform.

Astorino proposes limiting the terms of governors, state comptrollers and attorney generals, to two four-year terms and Senators and Assemblymembers to four two-year terms.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo speaking at a rally outside the Capitol in March. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo.
Gov. Cuomo speaking at a rally outside the Capitol in March. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo.

Final weeks of legislative session will be test of Cuomo's agenda

Now that the major party political conventions are over, state officials are shifting their focus back to the remaining issues in the legislative session, which ends in four weeks. But politics will still be front and center in the waning days of the session.

The spotlight will continue to be on Governor Cuomo in the final weeks of the session, and whether he achieves three major items that he laid out in his acceptance speech to delegates at the party convention.

"We must pass a women's equality act, public finance, and a Dream Act," Cuomo told a cheering crowd. "And we will!"  Go to full article

Cuomo quietly accepts Independence Party endorsement

Governor Cuomo has quietly accepted the endorsement of the state's Independence Party, after the party met with no public notice in Albany on Friday morning.  Go to full article

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