- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout are the headliners at the first gathering of the New York State Progressive Elected Officials Network, an organization created to help liberal politicians work together.

Two days of meetings begin Saturday at an Albany-area hotel.

According to the coalition, the event will give elected officials from around the state the chance to discuss polities related to “economic justice,” education, climate change, housing and other issues. Nearly 100 officials are expected to attend.

DiNapoli, a Democrat, was re-elected in 2014. Teachout, a Fordham University law professor, unsuccessfully challenged Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 Democratic primary for governor. She is now running for the U.S. House seat in the Hudson Valley that Republican Rep. Chris Gibson says he’s going to vacate.

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