New York Times Urges Voters to Choose Working Families Party Nominee for Assembly, Special Election, Instead of the Democratic Nominee

Yuh-Line Niou

Yuh-Line Niou

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

New York hold a special election on April 19 for Assembly, 65th district, in Manhattan. Four parties have nominees: Democratic, Republican, Working Families, and Green. On April 8 the New York Times endorsed the Working Families Party nominee, Yuh-Line Niou.

From the article cited:

The race to replace Mr. Silver, in Lower Manhattan, has had unsavory twists. Although Mr. Silver’s days as a power broker are supposed to be over, his wife, his friends and a former aide managed to overpower the candidate-selection process earlier this year and maneuver a Silver apologist onto the Democratic ballot. Their choice, Alice Cancel, is a district leader who shows little enthusiasm for cleaning up the culture in which Mr. Silver thrived.

The Working Families Party picked a far better candidate: Yuh-Line Niou. Ms. Niou, who worked for nonprofit groups and as a legislative aide in Washington State, fighting predatory lending, has been chief of staff to a Queens assemblyman. Her fluent Mandarin would serve her well in Chinatown, an underserved part of the district, as would her experience as an advocate for the elderly and poor.

One thought on “New York Times Urges Voters to Choose Working Families Party Nominee for Assembly, Special Election, Instead of the Democratic Nominee

  1. Jim

    The title of this party, “Working Families Party”, is misleading. Evidently, they are actually referring to _blue-_collar_ familes, not every family with working members. http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6965
    Why the distinction? And is there really a value distinction between these two terms?
    Also, is this a dig at “Welfare-collecting Families”? Presumably not; I suspect that these people are vastly more sympathetic to such people than to “white collar working families”. Maybe it SHOULD be such a ‘dig’.
    This party is a sham.

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