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magsview

Thank you Benny!

What an exhausting primary season it’s been. Whew.

That pic of Zephyr with her basketball belly is classic! You just KNOW that little girl wants to ask her about it, lol.

polarbear4

Yes, Benny. It’s been lovely having interesting primary diaries. And to all the people who’ve added their own sugar and spice! :O) Go Z,C&J!!!!

magsview

They’re still at it! What time do polls close anyway?

jcitybone

New York AG Candidate Zephyr Teachout Would Make Donald Trump’s Life Hell

Democratic insurgent candidates this year have mostly focused on legislative and gubernatorial races, where the path to change is fairly straightforward: draft a bill, pass a bill, sign a bill. Teachout sees the AG’s office as another means of achieving the agenda the Democrats have been slow to push or adopt in Washington. In addition to corruption and campaign finance, she wants to use the powers of the office to do something others in the job haven’t—break up big corporations. A driving force behind the party’s anti-monopoly push, she promised during the campaign to lead an anti-trust investigation into Google and Facebook.

Teachout’s anti-corporate populism hasn’t gone unnoticed by the people she hopes to target. New York real-estate developers, wary of Teachout’s promise to investigate them—”We have really abusive landlords that are often deeply connected to power in New York State,” she says—have backed Maloney to the tune of more than $300,000. In the closing days of the race, one developer alone spent $100,000 on ads attacking Teachout.

Four years after her first run for office, the progressive insurgency is a lot less lonely than it once was. Across the city on Wednesday, progressive state senate candidates were making their final push for votes using the same anti-Albany message that Teachout laid out in her first race. A few hours after her Facebook Live, Teachout was due in Long Island City, where she would reunite with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist from the Bronx whose campaign for Congress Teachout had endorsed—with little fanfare at the time—last spring.

polarbear4

orlbucfan

T and R, Benny!! 🙂

magsview

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A little fun while we wait for the polls to close. Five fabulous New York women!

magsview

You’ll have to click on the video to see the other two “fabulous” ladies!

One of the other two you’ll be able to guess without clicking, but the fifth fabulous lady might be harder to guess. I love that fifth lady, she called Bernie “beloved”. (heart)

magsview

Gee, Cuomo sounds like he’s in a positive mood! (Good luck New York!!)

magsview

Not surprising, but still super-maddening!

magsview

So much trickery!

NY Primaries today and this is what I received outside of my polling place.

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But..

magsview

I honestly don’t know why anyone would vote for Trish James over Teachout. That position needs a fighter! Not a go-along-to-get-along person.

jcitybone

Sort of like the problem with Bernie. White progressives have trouble attracting minority votes. In the Bronx, Zephyr is losing 50,000 to 7,000, while she is winning Manhattan 64,000 to 54,000.

polarbear4

I always question results when popular progressives lose…. gnite. 😣😢😒

magsview

Unfortunately, it appears that Cuomo has won.

But there is a tiny sliver of a silver lining.

magsview

FWIW:

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Some hope over in this corner:

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It’ll be a slightly updated political landscape for Cuomo at least.

jcitybone

Also it’s likely that some Republicans will lose in November to real Dems

magsview

“real Dems”?

jcitybone

Not IDC

magsview

Not sure if this is true, but it does make me wonder.

Btw, I believe she is referring to Sean Patrick Maloney. As in the one that Beto helped out.
(I wish he had not done that)

jcitybone

Probably not. All of Maloney’s vote would not have gone to Zephyr. At least Beto’s endorsement doesn’t seem to have helped!

jcitybone

Here’s an interesting post from DK

So, everyone is getting a bit quick to tin foil hat territory when there might actually be some interesting story here.

From personal experience I know almost no one in the party establishment wanted Maloney to vacate his seat. They all see it as lost without his incumbency. I know people who work for Cuomo who were annoyed because of it. I don’t think this was a planned anti-progressive checkmate.

But the money, and Maloney doing extremely well in a region that Tish didn’t really try in and vice versa… I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some conservative bundlers that effectively gave maloney money to stop zephyr from having oversight of wallstreet

I think more of Maloney’s vote would have gone to Zephyr. After all, Maloney did not advertise himself to be the Wall Street candidate, and identity politics are still quite important. I’m not sure that would have been enough, but it certainly would have been closer.

polarbear4

So much for NY being in the vanguard. Should be NLS. NeoLiberal. Bah humbug. Thanks to all. I’m outta here.

orlbucfan

Rats. I hope Teachout doesn’t give up. The 3rd time is the charm. NY has a very well entrenched corrupt political machine. It takes time and persistent patience to destroy them. I will work against Bloomberg for POTUS. He’s enough to gag a maggot!

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