Zephyr Teachout grew up in a rural county 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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  • There’s No Such Thing as a Free Rolex

    THIS week, the Supreme Court heard McDonnell v. United States, the case of Bob McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia who is appealing his 2014 conviction for public corruption. Although the court’s ruling is not expected until June, in Wednesday’s hearing several justices seemed set on undermining a central, longstanding federal bribery principle: that officials should not accept cash or gifts in exchange for giving special treatment to a constituent.

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  • This Democrat Is Channeling FDR With A Plan To Break Up Big Cable

    WASHINGTON — Before Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sided with the striking Verizon workers this week, Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout had already made their cause a core part of her campaign.

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  • Zephyr Teachout, New HV Resident, Makes A Move For Congress

    New York’s progressive breeze is intensifying these days with Zephyr Teachout now running for the state’s 19th district congressional seat, which represents half of the Rural Intelligence region. If you don’t know who she is by now, you will soon. The former Democratic gubernatorial primary underdog is now the early (presumptive) favorite to replace outgoing Republican Chris Gibson, and that is a big deal for the ideological balance locally and nationally.

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