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Hochul criticizes Tkaczyk over Women's Equality Party

Sep 04, 2015 12:13 pm
Will Brunelle in Capital New York reports that New York's Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul said in Albany Sept. 3 that former state senator Cecilia Tkaczyk's attempt to take over the Women's Equality Party was an "affront to women." "To think that other people now are going to try and hijack the party, I think that’s unfair to the over 400 people who have now sought the opportunity to have their name on the ballot with the Women’s Equality line behind them," Hochul told reporters. Tkaczyk, who is also a WGXC volunteer programmer, previously said she is, "making sure women are running it" instead of what she called the "political machine" of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who created the party as part of his campaign strategy last year. "I know that there’s women heavily engaged in this, myself included," Hochul said. "And so to say that it’s not being run by women is really an affront to women like myself." Read the full story in Capital New York.