Hudson Valley Democrats among those on Women’s Equality Party line


Nine Democrats running for state Senate will file petition signatures to run on the Women’s Equality Party line, including five with districts that include part of the Hudson Valley.

WEPRally2Lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate, was in New York City this morning, where she said the Cuomo camp today will submit 100,000 signatures from registered voters to create the third-party line.

If certified by the state Board of Elections, Cuomo, Hochul and the Democrats’ statewide ticket will appear on the line, as will nine Senate candidates — including incumbent Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, and Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers.

Democrats seeking to hold on or flip key swing districts will also appear on the line: Sen. Terry Gipson, D-Rhinebeck; Sen. Ceclia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, Schenectady County; Sen. Ted O’Brien, D-Irondequoit, Monroe County; Croton attorney Justin Wagner and three candidates on Long Island.

“The extraordinary number of New Yorkers who have shown their support for the Women’s Equality Party sends a clear message that voices of women will be heard and counted where it matters most – at the ballot box,” Hochul, D-Buffalo, said in a statement.

Klein’s district includes part of southern Westchester County, while Tkaczyk’s district includes part of Ulster County.

Creating a new, statewide ballot line in New York requires 15,000 valid voter signatures submitted to the Board of Elections.

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino has also gotten in on the act, submitting what he said was 62,000 signatures last week to create the Stop Common Core line, referring to the tougher education standards.

In some Senate races, candidates will appear on as many as four lines. In Dutchess and Putnam counties, Gipson will appear on the Democratic, Working Families, Women’s Equality and Tax Relief Now lines, should the signatures for the latter two ballot spaces be certified.

Gipson’s Republican opponent, Dutchess County Legislator Sue Serino, also plans on appearing on four lines: Republican, Conservative, Independence and Stop Common Core.

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  1. i six eighty-four on

    But late term abortions? The abortions where the baby viable (can live without the mother) and cries? Who’s for that?

    Democrats have their priorities all mixed up again. surprise surprise.

    Since Cuomo and the other Democrats are against fracking, maybe their plan is for Late Term Abortions to fuel our future growth? NY can become the late term abortion capital of America! Come to think of it, Cuomo really doesn’t have any other plan so let’s roll.

  2. Nice, so they will garner votes on a line that is going to DISAPPEAR as soon as my Lord Prince Andy finishes in the primary. I hope to heaven that folks, esp. women, do not vote on this line and do not vote for a man of iffy standards and conceit. He is not a progressive governor. He’s a governor looking to go back to \D.C.
    What a lot of hooey.
    Vote Teachout!

    Ultra conservatives don’t like a woman’s right to choose.

    They misrepresent it into late term abortions to try to gain moderates to their side

    Truth is they want to impose their religion on you.

    They say no abortion… But they consider birth control pills to be abortion. Condoms are also not allowed

    Vote for their candidates and you’ll get the American Taliban telling you what to think and what you can do because their religion tells you so.

  4. Ollie, you’ve gone off the deep end and are so misguided.

    Nobody wants to repeal Roe v. Wade in NY, however Democrats want expand current law so that Late Term Abortions are included. This is their point #10 in the womans equality act. Republicans have already passed the other 9 points, but the Democrats are insisting on including Late Term Abortions in the bill so nothing gets done.

    You should read up 1st before typing and spewing BS.

    And btw, both Senators George Latimer and Andrea Stewart-Cousins are pushing hard to ram the Late Term Abortion issue through the Senate in part to appease the NYC delegation that they consistently vote with so basically neither deserves reelection.

    Pathetic is what it is and NYers don’t want Late Term Abortions, period.