Race for Lt. Governor goes high profile
Updated: Saturday, September 6 2014
Albany, N.Y. (AP) — The race for New York lieutenant governor is emerging as the best chance for critics of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to weaken his grip on power.
Columbia University professor Tim Wu is challenging former Buffalo congresswoman Kathy Hochul in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
Hochul is Cuomo’s running mate, but New York election law forces lieutenant governor candidates to run by themselves on primary ballots.
Wu’s supporters are hoping that even if Cuomo beats his primary challenger Zephyr Teachout, Wu might beat the lesser-known Hochul.
Wu says Hochul is too conservative. Hochul has fired back, vowing to support liberal priorities like a higher minimum wage and the Dream Act for young immigrants.