What is the Working Families Party?

Chad Marlow on DMI throws a brick at the Working Families Party, which is helping Democrats, particularly upstate, in their effort to take over congress.

It’s a sign of the long-standing tension that exists on both sides between the pragmatists and the ideologues, not unlike the occasional strategic differences between New York’s Conservatives and Republicans this year.

Marlow writes, “So now that [WFP Executive Director Dan] Cantor has inadvertently admitted in a widely broadcast email that even the WFP sees itself as Democrats with a substitute label, maybe the WFP’s membership will look in the mirror and ask themselves if that is what they really want to be. Perhaps one day a real third party will stand a chance of taking control of Congress. Now that would be an event worth raising money around.”

— Azi Paybarah

What is the Working Families Party?