Cuomo Campaign Seeks NOW-NYS Endorsement

Cuomo Campaign Seeks NOW-NYS Endorsement

Cuomo Campaign Seeks NOW-NYS Endorsement
August 21, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign has filled out and returned a questionnaire to the National Organization for Women's New York Chapter seeking the organization's endorsement.  

The submission comes just days after a City & State TV interview with the organization's president, Zenaida Mendez, in which she said the organization was considering backing Cuomo's Democratic primary opponent, Zephyr Teachout.

In the interview with City & State contributor Gerson Borrero, Mendez also said she had not yet been contacted by the Cuomo administration to discuss the NOW-NYS endorsement. Mendez said just hours after the City & State TV interview was posted on Monday morning, the campaign reached out.

"We had the questionnaire and had been working on it when the interview was first posted," a spokesperson for the Cuomo campaign said in a statement. "The questionnaire was officially submitted to NOW this past Monday, August 18."

Gerson Borrero & Michael Gareth Johnson
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