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Battle over the Women's Equality Party continues

Sep 25, 2015 6:16 am
Rick Karlin is reporting at Capitol Confidential an appellate court in Rochester early Thu., Sept. 24, rejected a lower court ruling that used an injunction to place the fight over the Women’s Equality Party ballot line in limbo. The case is now headed to the Court of Appeals. This decision leaves wide open the possibility for battles in counties statewide over WEP control. Three groups vying for control of the Women’s Equality Party include allies of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a contingent led by former state Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk and a group of Republicans. Tkaczyk said in an email to Karlin that the decision Thursday opens the door for chaos in the run-up to the local elections in November. Lawyer Peter Reese, who represents Tkaczyk, agreed that chaos would ensue, but advised his client to nominate a candidate in every county. A hearing on the Albany County WEP ballot line will be held today (Fri., Sept. 25) in State Supreme Court in Albany County. DISCLOSURE: Tkaczyk is a WGXC programmer. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.