2014 CAMPAIGN ROUNDTABLES:
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GOVERNOR'S RACE
On December 3, the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School invited campaign staffers, pundits, and candidates to come together to look back at this year's exciting race in New York State. Below are a series of highlights from these engaging, illuminating conversations. Click here for the full video.
What did we learn from Teachout's run?
What was Teachout’s role in the primary? Her campaign and commentators maintain her support was too broad, too deep, and too meaningful to be represented as a protest candidate. Teachout herself says her campaign got energy from populist concern about how Cuomo was running New York State.
What’s the insider break down of the Moreland Commission controversy?
If Cuomo did interfere with the Commission, that is a crime. But his campaign maintains that other candidates overplayed their hand on this issue, and that pushing to indict him caused them to lose credibility.
What was the real fallout of Christie’s calling Astorino’s campaign a lost cause?
Astorino’s campaign said Christie’s snub was a “death nail.” But when other potential Republican presidential candidates came to New York to give Astorino support, did Christie commit an unforced error as he looks to 2016?
What was the Women’s Equality Party really all about?
Are new party lines a gimmick? Parties actually have legal definitions; these are ballot lines. They may be no more than a brilliant PR move, but they hold potential to mobilize voter.
Did Cuomo’s politicking in the NYS Senate betray his base?
Cuomo’s campaign maintains that it is no secret that Cuomo works in a bi-partisan way, but others in the discussion contend that this precipitated much frustration from the left who sought an alternative to his centrist positioning.