By close to a three to one margin, NY members of MoveOn.org want to see a progressive alternative to Andrew Cuomo for governor.
The Working Families Party is the only group that seems big enough right now to come up with a left candidate that might gain some real traction. The Working Families Party will be holding their convention in Albany on Saturday.
The name that is emerging as the person to jump into the governor's race is Professor Zephyr Teachout. Here is Teachout's site.
I apologize to Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones of the Green Party as they make up a solid progressive ticket but will they be taken as seriously as the WFP?
Teachers are of course one of the groups angry at Cuomo because of his pro-charter anti-public school agenda.
UPDATE: The story is updated at Perdido Street School. It would not be at all surprising if the UFT was one of the unions urging the WFP to support Cuomo.
UPDATE 2: It looks as though Bill de Blasio has brokered a deal between the WFP and Cuomo. Not good news for progressives.
UPDATE 3: Cuomo won the battle yesterday and received the WFP endorsement but it looks like the anger on the left is real and not going away in the near future. Will this be a pyric victory for him? Time will tell.
UPDATE 4: Green Party candidate for governor Howie Hawkins responds to the WFP endorsement of Cuomo.