If you’re fed up voting for Democrats and Republicans, you’re in luck. They’ve invented new political parties just for you.
Candidates of both parties will masquerade on the ballot this fall under party lines their campaigns dreamed up so you can pull the lever for them without the shame of supporting a party you gave up on ages ago.
It’s a costume party, and lots of big names will be there.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make a showing under the Women’s Equality Party. His Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, will appear under the Stop Common Core Party banner with Rich Funke, a local Republican candidate for state Senate.
State Sen. Ted O’Brien, a Democrat from Irondequoit, will arrive on the appealingly named Upstate Tax Relief Party line. He’s taking a lot of heat for that one from the Republican and Conservative parties, but I think they’re just jealous.
Never mind that these parties have few or no members and aren’t certified political parties, but rather what the state Board of Elections calls “independent bodies.”