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6:17 pm
Sat August 9, 2014

Cuomo Doesn't Talk Much About Primary Opponent

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn't talk a lot about Zephyr Teachout, the liberal law professor aiming to oust him in next month's Democratic primary.

With a $35 million campaign bank account and polls showing many voters don't know Teachout, Cuomo is betting he can afford to be dismissive.

Teachout says Cuomo is too cozy with Republicans and hasn't done enough to advance liberal priorities such as a higher minimum wage and public campaign financing.

Cuomo points to a gay marriage law and a tough gun control law as evidence of his progressive credentials. And he defends his work with Republicans to pass business friendly tax cuts, which he says have boosted the state's economy.

The primary is Sept. 9.