Gipson considering challenging Cuomo

Some rumormongering:

“After losing re-election in 2014 and then a rematch last year, former Sen. Terry Gipson appears to have a new target: Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The former Democratic senator from the Hudson Valley recently wrote to progressive groups in New York saying he is considering a primary against the governor in 2018, when Cuomo plans to seek a third term. “I’m a former NY State Senator (D) and believe that New York deserves a real Democratic governor that will lead our party and move true Democratic policy forward,” Gipson wrote in an email July 19 to the group, NY Progressive Action Network …”

It is no secret that a lot of Democrats are unhappy with Cuomo and would like to see him primaried.  However, no big name candidates such as Eric Schneiderman have stepped up to the plate.  If Gipson did make a run he would likely receive a sizeable amount of money from far-left groups, but unlike Zephyr Teachout, Gipson isn’t well known outside Dutchess County and his credentials largely consist of him bitching about Cuomo on Twitter.  It would take much more than that to pose a serious threat to the Governor’s re-election plans.

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