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Some New York State Working Families Party Leaders Thinking About Running Party Founder Dan Cantor for Governor

The State of Politics blog has this story, which says some leaders of the Working Families Party of New York are thinking of running party founder Dan Cantor for Governor, instead of cross-endorsing Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The New York Working Families Party, from its first year on the ballot in 1998, has always before nominated the Democratic nominee for Governor.

2 Responses

  1. Joshua H.

    I wonder if the WFP has what it takes to be a third party independent of the major parties for once. I doubt it. They seem to have found themselves between a rock and a hard place if that article’s accurate; they don’t want to cross-endorse Cuomo, and they’ve likely burned any possible bridges that could have been used to form an alliance with the NY Green Party. Should be interesting to see how this plays out…

  2. Pete Healey

    What are the odds that this is a negotiating tactic between the WFP and the state Democratic leadership over policy priorities during this legislative session? The WFP has never shown an iota of independence from the state leadership of the Dems in its roughly 20 year history, and I’m betting it won’t show any this year either.

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