A political ad by New York attorney general candidate Zephyr Rain Teachout, a left-wing Democrat who has NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC’s full endorsement, features something that might make her fellow pro-choicers uneasy: ultrasound imagery of her unborn child.
The ad for Teachout, who is running as a hard-left candidate who will do everything she can to take down Donald Trump and the “Albany machine,” begins by focusing on the ultrasound images of her unborn child, something one might expect in a pro-life Republican ad — but Teachout’s voice-over quickly makes clear that she’s no Republican.
Along with the ultrasound imagery, her first statement is also something that might make some of her colleagues on the left shift in their seats: she acknowledges that there are only two genders. In the big reveal, we learn that the ultrasound is showing the precious child inside of her, and she suggests that it is in part because she is a pregnant woman that “they” have “never seen an attorney general like me.”
While the four Democratic attorney general candidates will be in New York City on Thursday evening watching the primary election results come in, two of the race’s three frontrunners — Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Zephyr Teachout — are polling best upstate, competing for votes there as Public Advocate Letitia James dominates in the city.
Though the New York political establishment has coalesced around James, and several editorial boards have endorsed Teachout, Maloney led the pack in a Siena College poll released Monday, though he was just ahead of James, well within the margin of error of 4.5 percentage points. Maloney received 25 percent of the vote from likely Democratic primary voters; James was at 24 percent and Teachout at 18 percent, with Eve trailing far behind at 3 percent. It also showed Maloney and Teachout running neck-and-neck in upstate New York, with many likely voters undecided.