City Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn) announced yesterday he is starting a "protest bid for governor" because Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo's running mate Bob Duffy is white and the rest of the Democratic state nominees are white, too (the situation prompted Cuomo to call the Reverend Al Sharpton). Barron told City Room, "The Democratic Party has taken our vote for granted for many, many years... This political blackout by Andrew Cuomo is outrageous, that he would be comfortable going with an all-white state slate." And don't call him a spoiler! "They already spoiled us by excluding us and having a statewide slate that looks like Mississippi in the 1950s. What am I spoiling? I’m going to be an empowerer. A vote for Cuomo is a wasted vote, because he’s already got it."
Councilman Barron's Run For Governor
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