ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Zephyr Teachout is hoping for the upset of the year now that supporters of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have dropped their effort to knock her off next month's primary ballot.
Cuomo is the easy favorite, with pollsters saying Teachout's name recognition is so low there's no reason to survey the Democratic race.
But the challenge from the Fordham University law professor is nonetheless highlighting Cuomo's uneasy relationship with liberals and threatening to upend his plans to win a second term by huge margins.
Teachout is calling for a debate with Cuomo now that his supporters have failed to persuade the courts to disqualify her candidacy. Cuomo's campaign says there are no plans for a debate before the Sept. 9 primary.