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Thu Jun 30, 2016, 02:42 PM Jun 2016

Zephyr Teachoutís Campaign Against Economic and Political Corruption Just Scored a Big Win

Teachout swept the Democratic primary, setting up a race against a Republican backed by billionaire hedge-fund managers.

Zephyr Teachout is running to shake up the Democratic Party, American politics, the US Congress, and economic arrangements that favor billionaires over working Americans.

It turns out that this is a popular agenda.

Teachout, the former director of the Sunlight Foundation who authored the groundbreaking book Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United (Harvard University Press), won 71 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s New York Democratic primary for an open US House seat representing a sprawling district that includes parts of 11 upstate and Hudson Valley counties.

“I am running for Congress to break down those doors in Washington, DC” — @ZephyrTeachout
Declaring victory on primary night, the Fordham University law professor boldly announced, “I am running for Congress to break down those doors in Washington, DC; the doors that are keeping the people of America—the real people, the citizens of America—locked out. I’ve been fighting well-paid lobbyists on behalf of working families my entire life. I will fight until we win—for the people of NY 19. For the American people.”

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