VIDEO: Zephyr Teachout Too Extreme For New York League of Conservation Voters
Liberal carpetbagger Zephyr Teachout spends a lot of time on the campaign trail talking about global warming. Teachout has also put environmental issues at the very center of her campaign, with her opposition to fracking and natural gas a reliable talking point at campaign events and debates.
Because of that, it would appear that the New York League of Conservation Voters and Teachout would be a perfect fit. After all, both Teachout and the New York League of Conservation Voters care a great deal about global warming. Yet according to Marcia Bystryn, the president of the New York League of Conservation Voters, they will not endorse Teachout because she’s even too extreme on environmental and energy issues for them:
Teachout’s radically liberal policy views fit right with her Vermont upbringing. Yet the fact is that if Teachout is too extreme for New York League of Conservation Voters, she’s far too extreme for the moderate voters of New York’s 19th congressional district.