Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New York Member Survey: Progressive challenger for Gov. Cuomo?

Dear New York MoveOn member, 

There's been a lot of buzz recently about New York's next race for governor, and speculation about whether a progressive challenger will run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

Here's how The New York Times described what's going on:1

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has won significant support from traditionally Republican constituencies, including business executives who like his tax cuts and Wall Street financiers delighted with his support of charter schools. But this courtship has come at a price: As he begins his bid for a second term, he is struggling to hold on to support from the left wing of his own party.

We want to know where New York MoveOn members stand. This isn't a formal endorsement vote—just a statewide membership survey to get a sense of what New York MoveOn members are thinking as a potential race shapes up.

Do you think a progressive candidate should run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year? 
After we tally the responses, we'll report back to MoveOn members across the state and share them with the media—so they know what progressives are thinking as the gubernatorial election gets under way. 

Thanks for all you do.

Ilya, Milan, Alejandro, Maria, and the rest of the team


1. "Cuomo Works to Mend Fences With Liberals," The New York Times, May 11, 2014

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