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WFP co-chair: Cuomo will get cross-endorsement despite opposition

New York Working Families officials tabulate the vote

New York Working Families officials tabulate the vote of supporters during the party's 2014 political convention in Albany on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Hans Pennink

ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will carry the important liberal endorsement of the Working Families Party into the fall elections after fighting off a heated challenge by an angry faction of the liberal party, a co-chairwoman of the party said Saturday.
“It’s close, but he’ll win,” said Karen Scharff, co-chairwoman of the Working Families Party. She said the head count Saturday of the nearly 200 state committee members of the party shows Cuomo had enough support to avoid a challenge in the party convention. The convention was expected to continue late into Saturday night.
"The governor is supporting the platform of the party,” said Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who is expected to be strongly supported by the Working Families Party. “He’s going to say it himself later on. I think they’re going to nominate the full ticket and I think were going to have a great year."

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