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Cuomo, WFP in Scenes From a Bad Marriage

Posted 11/10/14

“What happened to union power?” one Democratic Party insider asked the morning after city unions’ prime objective—electing a clear Democratic majority in the State Senate—turned into as big a debacle as the national party’s efforts to maintain control of the U.S. Senate.

The easy answer was that the unions in the form of the Working Families Party squandered that power for a bag of magic beans disguised as promises from Governor Cuomo. Unfortunately for them, it was also the right answer.

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