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Working Families Party rejects deal to back Cuomo in general election.

Leaders of the Working Families Party rejected a potential deal to back Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November’s general election after the two-term incumbent trounced their candidate, Cynthia Nixon, in the Democratic primary, according to sources. The issue came up during a conference call among WFP activists Thursday. The WFP, which was founded by labor unions...
Time: 13:21     Date: 14.09.2018
Metro News: Working Families Party rejects deal to back Cuomo in general election. NY Post 24 - US News

The issue came up during a conference call among WFP activists Thursday.

The WFP, which was founded by labor unions and progressive activists in 1998,, backed Cuomo in his prior runs for governor in 2010 and 2014 despite disagreements on some policy issues.

But the relationship ruptured this year when the party went with Nixon.

The rift prompted all the major pro-Cuomo unions to pull out the WFP.

That left the activists in control — and they don’t like Cuomo.

“People don’t like to be in an abusive relationship,” a source familiar with Thursday’s conference call said Friday.

The WFP activists said “no way” would they back the governor and would prefer to keep Nixon — even though she had said she would not be a “spoiler” in November.

Any votes she draws would likely comes out of Cuomo’s column, which could only help Republican Marc Molinaro.

The party needs at least 50,000 votes for its gubernatorial candidate to maintain its ballot status.

The Post reported in July that the WFP had concocted a scheme to get Nixon off the ballot line for governor if she lost the Democratic primary.

The plan was to run her for state Assembly on the WFP line in the 66th Assembly District against 14-term Democratic incumbent Deborah Glick in Greenwich Village and lower Manhattan.

The current WFP “placeholder” for the 66th AD, Douglass Seidman, would run instead for a judgeship and then the party would replace him with Nixon.

That would enable the party to give Nixon’s gubernatorial spot to Cuomo.

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