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Why is Kathy Hochul the wrong candidate for lieutenant governor in dark blue New York? Just watch the video above (or read the transcript below) and let her tell you why:

I've heard from a lot of Republicans ... they think I'm a different kind of Democrat, and I'll take that as a compliment.

I don't think that many people know that I've always had the Conservative Party endorsement every time I've run for office.

I did not support Obamacare 100 percent, of course. I voted many times to repeal it, so you just need to look at my record.

I led the fight against giving illegal immigrant drivers' licenses.

I voted with Speaker Boehner against the President's policy on Libya .... I'm one of 20 Democrats in the entire country who supported the energy bill.

I support the Keystone Pipeline, unlike the President and his administration.

I'm one of the few Democrats to receive the NRA endorsement.

I've become very conservative in my voting record.

I've talked to hundreds of people—many, many conservatives and Republicans, and they are with me on the issues.

Yes, Hochul used to represent a conservative district in upstate New York, and at the time, her views may have reflected those of her constituents. But she's running to represent a different, much more liberal constituency now, and while she's tried to reinvent herself as a progressive now that it's expedient, why should New Yorkers settle for that?

Tim Wu's progressive bona fides are unquestioned, and he doesn't have to pivot, elide, obfuscate, or reinvent himself in any way. He'll be an effective critic of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who—lord knows—could stand to have someone serving as his conscience. The difference couldn't be starker: Hochul says her role would be to "support the administration." Wu, by contrast, says he'd be "an advocate for the public first and foremost."

So please give $3 to Tim Wu so that he can check and balance Andrew Cuomo.

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