During the recent health debate, New York's Working Families Party put the arm on Democrats who ran under their banner, threatening to withhold the line which has been instrumental in the election of many upstate Dems like Bill Owens and Darrel Aubertine.
The increasingly far left and corruption ridden party is a cult-like affair run by a small group in NYC......But they control a line on the ballot and with their cohorts in the SEIU local 1199, the WFP has money and strong field operations to aid candidates.
The far left tilt has alienated some main stream unions like the Teamsters who take issue with WFP support of the sugar tax.
Politicians like Andrew Cuomo are said to be wary of the election fraud and other accusations routinely swirling around Line E.
Now there is some question whether Cuomo...now the Attorney General....wants to be associated or beholden to the WFP....
With Cuomo the choice of the state's Independence Party leadership, he already has a potent second line on the ballot.
I for one would urge Mr. Cuomo not to take the WFP.....You cannot accept the tenets of that party and still do what is needed to govern this state.
Plus we do not need another Governor tainted before he starts.
Mr. Cuomo, say no to WFP !