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  •  Meh (2+ / 0-)
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    quill, Rithmck

    He's already promised to go after the Indy-Dems if they don't pass public financing, and already expressed his support for Min wage, and the Dream act.
    The WFP gets next to nothing from this, but that's because they had apx. 0 leverage.

    •  Zero leverage? (3+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, dksbook, quill

      Had they remained cohesive and ran a candidate that could have garnered the kinds of votes polling indicated, they had a shit-ton of leverage.

      More than anything Andrew Fucking Cuomo wants to win this re-election bid in a slam-dunk.  Preventing him from doing that substantially weakens him both in New York state and in national politics.

      That's not just leverage.  That's a shit-ton of leverage - especially with an asshole that has an ego as big as Cuomo does.

      "There was no such thing as a "wealthy" hunter-gatherer. It is the creation of human society that has allowed the wealthy to become wealthy. As such, they have an obligation to pay a bit more to sustain that society than the not-so-wealthy." - Me

      by Darth Stateworker on Sat May 31, 2014 at 06:52:04 AM PDT

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    •  Too late to go after the Indy-Dems (0+ / 0-)

      Oliver Koppell's candidacy is facing opposition from people who should be supporters; this past week his own political club, the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club (whose office is 3 blocks from me) endorsed Klein by a 3 to 1 margin. Koppell helped to found that club 50 years ago! Apparently they have not forgiven Koppell for endorsing Mike Bloomberg over Bill Thompson. :(

      And the "progressive" challenger to Tony Avella is the ethically challenged John Liu. We don't need a third corruptocrat in the NY Senate.  

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