NY judge clears Zephyr Teachout to run against Gov. Cuomo in Democratic primary

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August 12, 2014

A New York judge has ruled that gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout can remain on the ballot in the Democratic primary against Governor Cuomo.

The Cuomo campaign argued that Teachout hasn’t lived in New York for five years, the length of residency required by state law before running for governor.

The Cuomo campaign said Teachout had a Vermont driver’s license until this year. Teachout countered that she lives in New York City and doesn’t need a car there.

Recently at a rally in Cooperstown, Teachout was looking ahead to the rest of the campaign.

“We have a month left. It’s gonna be a very intense month as you may know," said Teachout. "The last few weeks are always the most important in any campaign and this campaign has already had so many twists and turns, so I expect it to be an extremely exciting end of summer.”

The Cuomo campaign can still appeal the ruling. The primary is set for September 9.