Zephyr Teachout an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University and she is also running an upstart campaign for the 2014 Democratic Party nomination for Governor of New York against incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo. Teachout wants to stop unchecked corporate power and donations. Teachout is famous for founding A New Way Forward- an organization built to break up the power of big banks, for being involved in Occupy Wall Street, and for being a major scholar of campaign-finance law.
She feels New York needs a true progressive governor, and that the Time Warner and Comcast merger needs to be stopped as it's not in the true interest of New Yorkers, nor do other corporate consolidation of powers help anyone except corporations themselves. But how can she hope to overcome Cuomo, who has much more funding power behind him and is actively trying to keep her off the ballots?
Cenk Uygur talks to Zephyr Teachout about her ideas for true progressivism and de-powering the reach of corporations, her struggles against Governor Cuomo, and the fight to get money out of politics
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