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Levy, running on D, R, C and I lines, gave WFP answers it liked

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This was posted by Haberman and Dicker at the Post:

"Steve Levy's questionnaire for the Working Families Party from 2007 showed him supporting positions such as a single-payer (meaning government run) universal health care system, public funding of local elections and a living wage, a critical union issue.

"The questionnaire, which Levy filled out in advance of receiving the labor-backed party's endorsement that year -- and which The Post obtained portions of -- show him checking off support for issues critical to the group, but at odds with GOP stands on some key issues.

"Under a section on healthcare was the question, "For the long run, do you support a single-payer system of universal, public health insurance?" Levy's response was: "Support."

"On reproductive rights, he said he supported the right of a woman to choose to end her pregnancy and wrote "support" after this question: "Do you support increasing access to all legal reproductive services, including contraception and abortion?"

"Another was this, "Do you support a Clean Money, Clean Elections system providing full public financing of local elections?" Levy wrote: "Support," as he did when asked if he supported a living wage - an issue that helped kill the Kingsbridge Armory development in The Bronx recently.

"Levy acknowledged earlier, after emerging from a meeting with GOP Senate MInority Leader Dean Skelos, that he had erred when he claimed on WNYC yesterday that he never got the WFP nod.

"Republicans and the WFP have been at opposite ends of the aisle, especially as the WFP has used its line to help the Democrats capture a slim majority in the state Senate over the past year. The Republicans have been in talks about various ways to rival the WFP's pull.


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