Zephyr Teachout grew up in a rural community a few hours from her current home in Dutchess County, raised by parents who taught her to be independent. She is a reform-minded leader who has never been afraid of standing up to special interests and the political establishment — even members of her own party.

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    Zephyr Teachout released the following statement:

    “I am so incredibly proud of this campaign. We gave the billionaires trying to buy our elections a real run for their money-faceless men, cowards who spent $6.7 million to shut us up-but we barked back with an average contribution of $19. It’s because of the parents, teachers, veterans, farmers, and small business owners in the 19thCongressional District that this race was as close as it is. We showed them that we the people will not be dictated to, and our fight continues. Once a century a generation is called on to restore American democracy. Today our generation is called. And if there’s one thing I learned on the campaign trail – it is that we are more than brave enough and more than smart enough to take our democracy back. This is our moment. We may have lost this race, but we’re not going away.”

    No fewer than four SuperPACs targeted Teachout, spending $6.7 million in attack ads against her. In contrast, more than 100,000 grassroots supporters made almost a quarter million contributions to her campaign, at an average of about $19 a piece.

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  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Campaigns with Zephyr Teachout

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Campaigns with Zephyr Teachout

    Pledge to work together on local jobs & farms, clean water and key veterans’ issues in next Congress        

    United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) today campaigned with Zephyr Teachout, urging people to vote for her on Election Day.

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  • Congressman Paul Tonko Endorses Zephyr Teachout


    Congressman Paul Tonko Endorses Zephyr Teachout

    Pledge to work together on infrastructure & jobs package in the next Congress 

    Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) today endorsed Zephyr Teachout in her campaign for Congress.

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