Hakeem Jeffries appeared on “The Dylan Ratigan Show” on MSNBC yesterday to talk up the “Fair Elections Act,” a bill that would bring the public financing of elections to New York State.
Mr. Ratigan asked Mr. Jeffries if Gov. Andrew Cuomo supported the bill, noting that he brought it up earlier in the year, but then seemed to grow wobbly towards it, saying, “‘ it’s an election year, so this issue isn’t necessarily a priority for the legislature.’ Same man, same year, same issue. what’s going on?”
In response, Mr. Jeffries noted that bill had strong support in the legislature, including from Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver and Senate Minority Leader John Sampson (although not, notably, GOP Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos) and sounded as if Mr. Cuomo may need a bit of a nudge: Read More