Cuomo Chooses Unions Over Grassroots Progressives

ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – The Working Families Party split up over the weekend, with some of the last remaining major unions leaving the group. The progressive political party announced it is backing Cynthia Nixon for governor, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo withdrew from consideration, saying he’s sticking with the major unions, for now.

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., speaks during an interview at his campaign office in Allentown in November 2016.

Moderate GOP Rep. Charlie Dent To Resign

The centrist Pennsylvania Republican was already part of a record number of GOP lawmakers who weren’t running for re-election in November, but on Tuesday Dent announced he would step down soon.

A Key Third Party In New York Splits Up

A key progressive third party in New York splintered Friday, as two major unions withdrew from the Working Families Party. Those still in the WFP say it makes it more likely that the activist groups remaining in the party will endorse Cynthia Nixon over Governor Andrew Cuomo in a party meeting on Saturday.