ALBANY – Riding high in the polls and with near-unanimous support from Democratic Party leaders, the idea of Gov. Andrew Cuomo facing a challenge from within his own party seemed far-fetched earlier this year.That all changed in late May, when a little-known academic gave Cuomo a scare at the Working Families Party convention, nearly garnering the liberal third party’s support before a last-minute deal kept it in Cuomo’s hands.Now, Cuomo and Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout will face off Tuesday to be the state Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in the November elections.With $30 million in his campaign’s bank account and his name known across the state, Cuomo is presumed to be the heavy favorite. But with low voter turnout expected and no publicly released polls to gauge the outcome in advance, Teachout is hoping for an upset.”I’m running to win,” Teachout, 42, said in an interview Friday with Gannett’s Albany Bureau. “There’s the potential for an historic upset on Tuesday.”New York is home to 5.4 million active enrolled Democrats, with the majority — 2.9 million — living in New York City, according to the state Board of Elections.Far fewer, however, will determine the outcome of the primary election, which includes… Read full this story
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