Gov. Cuomo to face Democratic primary challenge against law professor?

A liberal New York law professor is launching a primary challenge in the race for governor. Fordham University professor Zephyr Teachout wants to force a

Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout is launching a

Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout is launching a primary challenge in the race for governor.

YONKERS - A liberal New York law professor is launching a primary challenge in the race for governor.

Fordham University professor Zephyr Teachout wants to force a Democratic primary with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She says Cuomo is part of what she calls a broken system in Albany. Teachout lost her bid for the endorsement of the Working Families party last month.

Meanwhile, a poll of New York voters shows Gov. Cuomo leading Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino by a large margin in the race for governor.

The Siena College poll of 835 registered voters last week shows 57 percent would re-elect Cuomo. It shows 18 percent have a favorable opinion, and 69 percent have no opinion about Republican Astorino.

AP wires were used in this report

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Mount Vernon woman sentenced in daughter's killing 1 VIDEO: Mount Vernon woman sentenced in daughter's killing
Deasia Bartee admitted to repeatedly hitting 14-month-old daughter 2 Mount Vernon woman gets 19 years for killing her baby
Police say the crash happened at the intersection 3 4 injured in 10 car pileup in Monsey
Here is the latest weather forecast in your 4 Westchester Weather Forecast
5 Word on the Street: Reserved mall parking

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino calls the ad Democrats hit Astorino with attack ads

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is firing back at Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a campaign

The Working Families Party endorsed Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives WFP nomination

The Working Families Party endorsed Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for re-election at its convention in

Astorino accused the governor of selling out New Astorino and Cuomo campaigns trade barbs

New York gubernatorial candidates Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino are trading

Edwars is pastor of the Friendship Worship Church Minister defends Astorino amid racism claims

African-American minister Bishop Nathan Edwars has come to the defense of County Executive Rob Astorino

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE