Law professor Zephyr Teachout said Friday that she is considering her next steps after a surprisingly strong primary challenge to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but wouldn’t rule out endorsing him in the November election.
While declining to make an endorsement for New York state governor in the Democratic primary in The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for lieutenant governor over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate Kathy Hochul.
The union says Thursday it won’t endorse Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his liberal primary challenger Zephyr Teachout, Green Party hopeful Howie Hawkins or Republican Rob Astorino.
A Republican candidate from Long Island said officiating at same-sex wedding ceremonies has cost him the endorsement of his party.
Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and public advocate candidate Letitia James announced a mutual endorsement Saturday.
Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, endorsed the Democratic nominee last week.
The Democratic candidate for mayor is being endorsed by Bill and Hillary Clinton.
A published report this week said Mayor Michael Bloomberg might endorse Republican Joe Lhota if Bill de Blasio wins the Democratic nomination for mayor, but Lhota said his focus is elsewhere.
The Daily News endorsed Lhota in an editorial published Sunday. The paper cited his high-level government service and praised his work getting transit moving again after Superstorm Sandy.
Booker, a Democrat, won last week’s primary and will face Republican Steve Lonegan in the special general election October.
Musician and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte announced Tuesday that he is supporting Bill de Blasio for mayor.
Bonnie Lautenberg also took a few mild swipes at Pallone’s chief Democratic competitor in next month’s primary, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, as a candidate whose numerous TV appearances and celebrity connections won’t necessarily translate to effective governing.
Gillibrand, who rarely endorses in a Democratic primary, said on Monday that Stringer is “clearly the best choice” for the financial watchdog position. She singled out Stringer’s “temperament and judgment,” praise that was likely a swipe at the former New York governor’s track record.
The United Federation of Teachers has endorsed former City Comptroller Bill Thompson as its choice for the next New York City mayor.
District Council 37 announced the endorsement Wednesday on the City Hall steps. The union represents 121,000 workers in city government and some state agencies.