Zephyr Teachout

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Zephyr Teachout is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University. In 2014 she is running against Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of New York.

Background[edit]

Teachout is an antitrust and media expert who served as the Director of Internet organizing for the 2004 Howard Dean Presidential Campaign. She co-founded A New Way Forward, an organization built to break up the power of big banks.[1] Teachout was the first national director of the Sunlight Foundation.

Academic career[edit]

2014 New York gubernatorial campaign[edit]

Teachout narrowly lost a nomination bid against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo at the progressive Working Families Party convention, which traditionally cross-endorses the Democratic Party candidate.[3][4]

Teachout announced in an exclusive release, via new media outlet Buzzfeed, that she will be running for the Democratic nomination for governor.[5] Her running mate, Lieutenant Governor candidate Tim Wu, is a professor known as the father of net neutrality.[citation needed]

Selected publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Corruption in America (Harvard U. Press, Forthcoming 2014)
  • Mousepads, Shoe Leather and Hope: Lessons from the Howard Dean Campaign for the Future of Internet Politics (Paradigm Press, 2007) (ed. with T. Streeter)

Articles[edit]

  • The Anti-Corruption Principle 94 CORNELL L. REV. 341 (2009)
  • The Unenforceable Corrupt Contract Corruption and 19th Century Contract Law NYU Review of Law and Social Change Vol. 35, p. 693, 2011

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