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Zephyr Teachout Calls For Probe Into Cuomo’s Long Island College Hospital Deal

Zephyr Teachout (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Zephyr Teachout (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Zephyr Teachout is wrapping up her statewide campaign tour with a stop at the cash-strapped Long Island College Hospital.

The New York gubernatorial hopeful wants to lead an investigation into the transaction made during Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first term with a developer to turn it into condos, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.

“What Brooklyn needs is a hospital, not luxury developments by campaign contributors,” she said. “We cannot afford to be that callous.”

Zephyr Teachout Calls For Probe Into Cuomo's Long Island College Hospital Deal

teachout on trial Zephyr Teachout Calls For Probe Into Cuomos Long Island College Hospital Deal
WCBS 880's Monica Miller reports

Teachout, a Fordham University law professor, is making up for lost time after she won an appeal to get on the ballot as a Democrat after Cuomo’s supporters had challenged her residency requirement.

“Andrew Cuomo in his recent filing spent $2.5 million. That’s $2.5 million trying to apparently get rid of me and get rid of a democratic primary,” Teachout said.

So far, the governor has turned down an offer to debate Teachout.

The primary vote will be held on Sept. 9.

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