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In New York State we have had an embarrassing state government for years. Slowly, VERY slowly, things have been changing. But now is the chance to push harder than ever to clean up Albany.

NY State Senate, NY State Assembly, Lt. Gov., and, of course, Gov. All of these are critical to reforming the notorious mess that is Albany. This clogged cesspool we call Albany requires some serious snaking out, and that can only be done by supporting the reformers who have been fighting for years, defeating the corrupt scum like Malcom Smith and John Sampson, AND defeating the Republican-loving IDC members like Jeff Klein and Tony Avella. We even have the chance to defeat a Republican State Senator, Marty Golden. And let's not forget our "beloved" thug of a governor, Cuomo.

We have about 2 weeks to get all this done. Help me clean out the cesspool called Albany.

NY State continues to have one of the most dysfunctional legislatures in America. We need better Democrats in office in our Assembly and State Senate. Here is an ActBlue site where I include Zephyr Teachout, Tim Wu, Gustavo Rivera, John Liu,and Jamie Kemmerer, among others. This is really our chance to make some progress in clearing the clog in the state's plumbing. Please donate to any of these candidates you support. The candidates below are a mix of candidates who are either our best progressives in Albany, are running against vulnerable Republicans, or are running in primaries against IDC Democrats who caucus with the Republicans.

Briefly here are some highlights:

Zephyr Teachout
NY-Gov

Zephyr Teachout is running against the Republican style incumbent, Cuomo. Cuomo is a conservative, pro-fracking, thuggish hack and anger at him has fueled support for Ms. Teachout. However, I have met her and she is smart, good, and liberal. She has been endorsed by the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club (LGBT), NYS National Organization for Women, The Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Yonkers Fire Fighters, Buffalo Teachers Federation, and many others. There are also many who have refused to endorse because they do not like Cuomo but are too afraid of him to outright endorse Ms. Teachout. Even the NY Times has ruled out endorsing Cuomo, though they have not yet actually endorsed Zephyr.

Please donate to defeat the thuggish and conservative Cuomo.

Tim Wu
NY-Lt Gov

UPDATE: news just breaking...Wu has been endorsed by the NY Times. That is big. And, as friend told me, could spell the end of the reactionary Independence Party.

Tim Wu is running for Lt. Governor. He is the inventor of the term "Net Neutrality" and has been one of the biggest fighter for freedom of the Internet.

Please donate to elect a net neutrality champion in NY State..

John Liu
NY-SD-11

John is a good friend of my family and one of the most progressive candidates I know. He also was by far the best, most effective NYC Comptroller we have had. Pro-union, environmentally aware and active, and approaching office with a background in mathematical physics as well as in finance.

John is running against Tony Avella, a new member of the IDC Democrats who caucus with the Republicans, blocking progress in Albany. John Liu has already been endorsed by Daily Kos, Brooklyn-Queens NOW PAC, Stonewall Democrats, the Amsterdam News, the New York City Coalition of Operating Engineers, the Muslim Democratic Club of NY, and the Hotel Trades Council.

Please donate to defeat an IDC traitor and elect the best comptroller NYC has had to the State Senate..

Dell Smitherman
NY-SD-19

Dell Smitherman is challenging a corrupt and indicted machine Democrat, John Sampson. This is less about defeating the Republicans and their IDC enablers and more about cleaning up corruption. Dell has been endorsed by Brooklyn Young Democrats, Amsterdam News, NY League of Conservation Voters, Stonewall Democrats and Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.

Please donate to defeat the indicted John Sampson and elect a reform candidate to the State Senate.

Oliver Koppell
NY-SD-34

Oliver Koppell is challenging, Jeff Klein, one of the founders of the IDC Democrats who caucus with the Republicans, blocking progress in Albany. If we can elect Oliver Koppell and John Liu, we can break the IDC-Republican alliance. Koppell has been endorsed by Daily Kos, Stonewall Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, and Amsterdam News.

Please donate to defeat an IDC traitor and elect Oliver Koppell to the State Senate..

James Kemmerer
NY-SD-22

Jamie Kemmerer is running against corrupt Republican Marty Golden. This is one of our top chances to flip a State Senate seat from Repub to Dem and Kemmerer is already building a strong campaign. I have met Jamie Kemmerer and found him intelligent, articulate, and very much ready to take on the corrupt Marty Golden.

Jamie has been endorsed by Brooklyn Young Democrats, Brooklyn-Queens NOW PAC, Lambda Independent Democrats, Empire State Pride Agenda, and Jim Owls Democratic Club.

Please donate to defeat a very corrupt Republican and elect a true progressive to the State Senate.

Help these and other great progressives win Sept. 9th and start cleaning up Albany big time.

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  •  Thanks for putting this together (7+ / 0-)
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    mole333, blueoasis, poco, wader, karma13612, winkk, jbob

    I've contributed to Zephyr; I'll try to squeeze out another contribution or 2 for the others listed.

  •  Zephyr Teachout just tweeted that (5+ / 0-)
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    NYT has endorsed Tim Wu. I haven't dug for anything else on this.

    The Cuomo campaign is polling voters and wanting to know if they can count on your vote. I was phoned today.

    John Liu needs to move to Brooklyn and the whole John Sampson situation is such an embarrassment.

    •  Just saw it on Facebook n/t (4+ / 0-)
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      by mole333 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 07:07:55 PM PDT

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    •  Well (4+ / 0-)

      They can count on me voting, but I don't think that is exactly the answer they'd be looking for.

    •  I was also phoned yesterday (4+ / 0-)

      and told them that I was in the making dinner, but don't support the Governor, anyway.  After which, I hung up.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 07:22:10 PM PDT

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      •  BAH! (2+ / 0-)
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        Keep them on the phone with you - more time talking to you = less time they have to talk to others for their GOTV effort.

        I know, I'm evil.

        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.

        by Darth Stateworker on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:17:14 PM PDT

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        •  They want a yes, no, or maybe (0+ / 0-)

          then they're done. No chit chat.

          •  It's like this (1+ / 0-)
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            "Can you tell me more about his platform and his accomplishments?  I'm undecided."

            He's got enough cash that he's likely got people on the phone simply to talk him up.

            On the other hand, cash is the thing Teachout sorely (and sadly) lacks.  If she could run some TV spots and print ads, I think that would be a big help for her.

            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.

            by Darth Stateworker on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:26:52 PM PDT

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    •  I was called too. I hung up (0+ / 0-)

      because I don't like being polled. We've got a civil court seat open here so I'm all into that, but really...why is Cuomo wasting money calling me? Scumbag already has my vote.

      •  If he's a "scumbag" (1+ / 0-)
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        Mannie

        then why should he have your vote?

        This is part of the problem that allows people like him to be elected in the first place.

        I know we've discussed your lack of enthusiasm for Teachout about a zillion times before, and have no interest in getting into it all over again.  But point is, there is a Democratic primary going on.  You can vote your conscience in a primary (against the "scumbag") without casting a vote for Astorino in a general.

        As allowing Astorino to win seems to be your main concern, that concern is not valid in a primary.  If she wins, NY Dems will flock to her - as will plenty of campaign cash.  I highly doubt Astorino could pull out a victory against even her - there simply aren't enough pissed off gundamentalist bumpkins upstate to put him over the top as long as downstate voters turn out.

        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.

        by Darth Stateworker on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:48:50 PM PDT

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        •  You'd be mistaken. (0+ / 0-)
          .  If she wins, NY Dems will flock to her - as will plenty of campaign cash.  I highly doubt Astorino could pull out a victory against even her - there simply aren't enough pissed off gundamentalist bumpkins upstate to put him over the top as long as downstate voters turn out.
          See, this part is where you guys keep losing the plot.

          You don't just 'win' because you win a low turnout primary for an office like New York Governor without having any real support in places where it counts. See, Astorino isn't some crazy person from east bubblefuck. He's the Westchester County Executive. Now, you think Teachout will have the money, but its the opposite of what you think. The Democratic money and support will go to Astorino. If you don't think so, you don't understand New York Politics.

          You can't win unless you've got a real candidate. Zepher Teachout, a Gentrifier who just got here, is going to spend all her time trying to win in NYC. And so will Astorino because he will be able to count on the party machines of both parties, even up in the White House, to support the known quantity Republican in Westchester and the river counties, Long Island, damn near all of Upstate, in minority communities, and in Staten Island and Queens. He will have an easy time of it having locked up the state befor the race begins.

          I have no doubt the other party lines will be on board with Astorino and  Teach out will find very little to build on once Cuomo is toppled.

          You cant do this shit on a wing and a prayer. You need a candidate who most importantly of all, can win the general election. Then you get to the best Democrat part. But first must come can win. That's why even though I would love to vote against Cuomo, its got to be for someone serious. Otherwise you'll find out that New York dems are primarily parochial and not ideological.

          •  Somewhat agree (1+ / 0-)
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            Although I don't completely agree with your reasoning, you do make some good points that I think most Teachout supporters won't get: Gov race in NY certainly isn't a given for Dems.

            I think you underestimate Teachout, particularly her ability to appeal to farmers (she grew up on a farm). BUT, I think you make a good point.

            But I think it is more complicated. Cuomo would run on WFP line. So you would have a 3-way race with the WFP losing all credibility as reformers or progressives, but maybe even winning with Cuomo. Honestly, part of me would love to see what happens in a genuine 3 way race despite the risks of a Repub win.

            I would urge you to vote for Wu. If Cuomo wins for Gov and Wu for Lt. Gov it prevents any fusion voting. WFP could survive that but the Independence Party probably couldn't.

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            by mole333 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 05:18:20 AM PDT

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          •  Sooo not going to repeat the same argument (2+ / 0-)
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            with you over and over again.

            I will say I think you are far less politically astute about NY politics than you think you are.

            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.

            by Darth Stateworker on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 12:13:59 PM PDT

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    •  Just got the call now. (1+ / 0-)
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      Spent a good 5 min lecturing the pollster on why I would not vote for Cuomo. He stuck to talking points, but when I pointed out that even the NYT refused to endorse him I got silence on the other end. I think that rankles them more than anything so far.

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      by mole333 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 11:22:14 AM PDT

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  •  The NY Times endorsement of Wu is (5+ / 0-)
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    unsurprising, but significant.  I would think he does around 10 points or so better than Teachout, maybe more.

  •  stunning (8+ / 0-)

    that the times chose not endorse in the dem gov primary. cuomo can't fake it anymore. people see.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 07:18:30 PM PDT

  •  The Nation endorsed Teachout today (10+ / 0-)

    as well.

    I'd say all of this is pretty significant and surprising. The excitement that Teachout and Wu have generated in the past few weeks is amazing considering they have no money.

    And ever since Zephyr has been in the spotlight, she has been a real pro. Plenty of newcomers to politics flame out once they get any attention.  So far, that has not been the case.  

  •  thanks for this primer! exactly what i needed (2+ / 0-)
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    To be prepared!

    Aaron Woolf for NY21 in 2014. Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016. And Zephyr Rain Teachout for NY Gov 2014. This is how change happens.

    by karma13612 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 07:28:02 PM PDT

  •  I can't support Liu (2+ / 0-)
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    His past campaign finance shenanigans are the kind of stuff I expect to see from Klein or Cuomo. He is the last person to clean things up.

    •  I am afraid you are wrong here (1+ / 0-)

      What his campaign did was pretty much the same as what the Bill de Blasio campaign did that same year. It is less than what the WFP does year after year, this year included. Bundling and the kinds of borderline actions campaigns take are a function of the crappy campaign finance laws. And he did a great deal to clean up the city's finances as comptroller. Not to mention HE was never accused of anything. It was basically one bundler who was not directly hired by him.

      I knew John then and we were impressed with how CAREFUL his campaign was with he finances. Better than most campaigns. It was clear to me that his treasurer trusted the one bundler too much.

      But your vote is up to you.

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      by mole333 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:06:10 PM PDT

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    •  Really? Seems pretty run of the mill from my (1+ / 0-)
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      experience. He was actually pretty light case...no indictment of him and those found guilty said he was innocent.

      I mean if this right here made you sick I don't see how you could have voted for de Blasio.

      •  Who said I voted for De Blasio? (0+ / 0-)
        •  My bad. I assumed you were a Democrat. nt (0+ / 0-)
          •  I am a Democrat. And I usually vote for (0+ / 0-)

            honest Democrats.

            •  Heh... (0+ / 0-)

              Living in NYC it must be hard to find honest politicians of ANY sort! I have known a few and they don't get very far usually. Would be curious to know who you consider honest Dems?

              You may not (probably will not) believe it, but I actually think Liu is far more honest than most. Doesn't mean he is as good as you or I would like, but I have had long talks with him about this and have seen his campaigns in action (well, Comptroller and mayoral, not before and not the current one) and his honesty is actually one of the qualities I most respect in him. He also actually LISTENS to people on issues. Not that I expect to convince you. Give the media attention I don't expect people to trust him. I just get angry when they blindly trust the likes of de Blasio but distrust Liu.

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              by mole333 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 11:12:45 AM PDT

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              •  Yup. (0+ / 0-)

                I looked at De Blasio's record and determined that he was a fake progressive. His support for the awful Atlantic Yards project was good enough (bad enough) for me. And to make matters worse he sold his soul to the charedi Jewish lobby. I voted for an independent 3rd party candidate rather than De Blasio or Lhota. (And at the same time I voted for Tish James! Nothing fake about her!!!)

                Cuomo makes De Blasio look like a saint, though.

                Oliver Koppell isn't a saint -- he burned a LOT of bridges by supporting Bloomberg over Thompson in 2009 which makes a lot of folks think that he is a hypocrite when he challenges Klein on party loyalty. But Klein is unusually beholden to special interests and I would have supported Koppell over Klein even without the IDC nonsense. I have contributed to Koppell and will continue to support him against Klein.

  •  So, NYT endorses Wu, (5+ / 0-)
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    saying he has no political experience, while at the same time not endorsing Teachout for no political experience. The editorial board practically says that the Lt Gov doesn't really do anything (ask Mr. Paterson about that).

    I guess that the non-endorsements of Cuomo and Hochul count as something. But there just aren't that many folks out there in NY who follow and vote the way the Times deems best.

    I will vote both Teachout and Wu in the primary.

    Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

    by riverlover on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:02:33 PM PDT

    •  Still carries weight (4+ / 0-)

      The Times carries weight. In my neighborhood there are plenty of wealthy whites who basically vote straight NY Times ticket. Losing that endorsement CAN, at least in this district, lose someone an election. I know. Blogging I did back in I think it was 2008 lost a candidate the Times endorsement. That and LGBT GOTV (thanks also partly to my blogging) got his opponent elected.

      Not that I am saying it is decisive in this case, but it certainly was in this district.

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      by mole333 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:09:37 PM PDT

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      •  Agreed. (1+ / 0-)
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        The Gray Ladys endorsements (or non-endorsements) still have gravitas - especially downstate.

        OTOH, no one seems to care much what smaller local papers editorial staffs seem to think.  There simply aren't that many looking to the Buffalo News or the Albany Times Union for example as a guide to who to vote for.

        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.

        by Darth Stateworker on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:40:54 PM PDT

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  •  Boom. (5+ / 0-)
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    With the shitty week or two Team Cuomo has been having, and Andrews famous temper, one can only imagine the near infinite number of expletives he's screaming at the top of his lungs right now.

    This contest keeps looking more and more winnable for Teachout/Wu.  Cuomos only real support at this point to drive primary voters to the polls is coming from 1199 and HTC - and I'm not sure they have the numbers to overcome the unions that flat out endorsed Teachout or withheld an endorsement.  

    The name recognition polling doesn't really matter much, as it's largely union members who go to the polls on primary day in NY.  Cuomo knows this, which is why he fought so hard to knock her off the ballot.

    This is getting to be a far more interesting than I thought it would be.  There's a good possibility this could be a legit contest and not a Cuomo blowout.

    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.

    by Darth Stateworker on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:15:05 PM PDT

    •  Yes... (0+ / 0-)

      I had written off Zephyr early on. Still think she won't win, but at least she has gotten to the point where I am sure CUomo is losing some sleep. He is a nasty piece of work and he may well lose his cool leading to lost votes. Right now he is losing momentum.

      Zephyr also has some more endorsements coming. I know of at least one that hasn't been announced yet, though not as big as the Sierra Club and NOW endorsements. Those were big.

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      by mole333 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:21:17 PM PDT

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      •  I have to say (2+ / 0-)
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        I am becoming more and more optimistic.  Between all the endorsements and the publicity for Teachout, and the sheer lack of any enthusiasm for Cuomo anywhere, the more news I hear like this, the more optimistic I become.

        Really, reading through the comments on the original NYT editorial, in political blogs and news sites around the state, and just chit-chatting in general with Democrats, I read or hear almost no support for Cuomo.  None.

        I'd really like to see Teachout pull the win.  Not only for NY state, but because I think Cuomo getting a surprise and shocking loss in a primary could send some shockwaves through the party as a whole - and cause many of the other Third Way/No Labels types to start fearing primaries like Republicans fear primaries from the Tea Party.

        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.

        by Darth Stateworker on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:33:41 PM PDT

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  •  The fact that The Times withheld its endorsement (0+ / 0-)

    of Cuomo is a significant blow to his national ambitions, but won't hurt him at all in New York. Mainly because they withheld it not over his policies, but because he failed to clean up Albany. Well, everyone knows Albany is a cesspool and everyone keeps getting reelected. So yeah.

    I don't get the Wu thing. I guess its because Hochul is so awful, which she is.

  •  One thing to keep in mind. (6+ / 0-)
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    If Teachout does pull out the longshot win in the Democratic primary, Cuomo is, as of now, going to be on two other ballot lines in the general - the WFP line and the "Womens Equality" line his people just created.

    The question then becomes, if he loses the Democratic primary, does he pull out of the election?  Or does he run on the other two lines?

    Given his ego, I'm not so sure he'd pull out.  But if this comes to fruition, this is all the more reason to be pissed off at the WFP for their idiotic endorsement of him.

    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.

    by Darth Stateworker on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 08:37:03 PM PDT

  •  Interesting conundrum for Cuomo (3+ / 0-)
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    if, in the primary, he wins and Wu wins.  New York, of course, allows the votes on separate party lines to be combined.  But, when you have a running mate, the ticket must be identical.  Since Governor and Lt. Governor run as a single ticket, and since Cuomo already has Hochul on his ticket on the Independance and Working Families lines, he would be unable to combine those votes.   He would have to get Hochul to bow off the other lines (the usual way is a nomination for a judgeship.  That is virtually the only way to get someone off a line in NYS).  

    Anyone arguing that there's no difference between the parties is a fucking moron who can simply go to hell. -- kos

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 06:48:13 AM PDT

    •  Exactly (3+ / 0-)

      WFP is popular enough they could survive it. Independence Party may find it hard to ever make a come back. This is actually the reason my friend is thinking of voting Wu...to hopefully knock the Independence Party out.

      The person who pointed this out to me (he knows these things FAR better than I do) said Cuomo would have to get out the word to NOT vote for him on the Independence or WFP line because they would not combine with the Dem vote.

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      by mole333 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 09:05:46 AM PDT

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      •  Would love to knock the IP off the ballot. (2+ / 0-)
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        They are a continual PITA to both parties  --  and, for local races, they are corrupt as all hell.

        Anyone arguing that there's no difference between the parties is a fucking moron who can simply go to hell. -- kos

        by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 09:26:21 AM PDT

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        •  Well then, WU FOR LT. GOV! (2+ / 0-)

          It would be a huge blow to them.

          Honestly I think Hochel isn't bad given the district she represents. I don't know if she would grow into representing the whole state the way Gillibrand did (people didn't like HER record either based on her Congressional days from a conservative district). But on almost every level I think supporting Wu is worth it. From the diversity argument (first Asian-American elected to a statewide office, if he wins?), a message to the likes of Cuomo, IDC, etc., a strike for net neutrality and other progressive issues, AND a possible death blow to the Independence Party and a minor blow to the WFP. I have never seen a chance to do so much with a Lt. Gov. race!

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          by mole333 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 11:20:43 AM PDT

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