Astorino, meanwhile, due to make a joint appearance with Zephyr Teachout this morning at the Tweed Courthouse — an eyebrow raising event that could garner both campaigns more attention during a relatively slow summer.
Teachout, a Fordham law professor, is challenging Cuomo on the Democratic primary ballot (Her petitions are being challenged by the governor’s re-election campaign).
The joint appearance comes as both Astorino and Teachout try to raise their name recognition with voters and gain the attention of Cuomo.
Ken Lovett in a tweet:
source: GOP gov candidate Rob Astorino and Democratic primary hopeful Zephyr Teachout will appear together to bash @nygovcuomo on ethics
— ken lovett (@klnynews) July 22, 2014
Both Teachout and Astorino have their work cut out for them.
Cuomo has a big lead on Astorino in the latest Siena poll and Astorino isn't registering much with voters yet.
Meanwhile Teachout has to survive a challenge to her ballot petitions and then start to get some traction with liberals and progressives angry at Cuomo for his corporate-friendly policies.
Still, it's good to see Teachout and Astorino join forces today to hammer Cuomo on his lack of ethics.
If there's any opening these two have to go at Cuomo, it's over ethics and corruption.
That is, unless Preet Bharara decides to go at him first:
Eagerly waiting for Cuomo Indictment....U.S. Issues Subpoena in Inquiry on Cuomo’s Closing of Moreland Commission http://t.co/Gjf05WPcEK
— Peter Osroff (@POsroff) July 18, 2014