Liberal critic calls Cuomo 'untrustworthy'

Zephyr Teachout in The Wall Street Journal, June 02, 2014

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A Fordham University law professor who challenged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the backing of an influential liberal group says "this is just the beginning" of her fight.

Zephyr Teachout says she's considering running against the Democratic governor in the fall primary. She says Cuomo is "untrustworthy" and that she opposes the deal he reached with the Working Families Party to secure support for his re-election.

The party is backed by labor and progressive groups. Cuomo won their endorsement after promising to champion several liberal causes and work to return the state Senate to Democratic control.

Teachout won 41 percent of the vote at Saturday's party convention, which was marked by spirited protests of Cuomo's business friendly tax policies.

Teachout says the convention showed "deep dissatisfaction" with Cuomo.