Zephyr Teachout isn't even on the radar of the NNY political class or those purporting to report on politics, but the Fordham law professor is on the verge of a primary against the consummate Democratic pol, Governor Andrew Cuomo.
If she really does submit 40,000 plus signatures Thursday and if all the Democratic election law lawyers fail to get her off the ballot, Ms. Teachout will bring her campaign against corporatism to the September primary and a showdown with the Governor.
In politics, there is certainly a respect, awe or maybe just fear of Andrew Cuomo, who's piercing gaze and aggressive persona suggests an easy win. However, Mr. Cuomo has his detractors and Ms. Teachout's William Jennings Bryan approach to populism may have more favor than the June O;Neill and Mike Schell Democrats figure.
Andy has the money, the patronage , and the organization. His coterie dismisses the gentle west wind. They are probably right., but for a few weeks, the Governor will have an annoyance he didn't expect.
Teachout's Failed Bid for the Working Families Party Nomination