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6 Facts About Zephyr Teachout

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Zephyr Rain Teachout is an American academic, political activist, and former political candidate.

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She is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University and worked with the Occupy Wall Street movement to educate activists in corporate law and policy.

Occupy Wall Street is the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, receiving global attention and spawning the Occupy movement against social and economic inequality worldwide.

Fordham University is a private, nonprofit, coeducational research university in New York City, United States.

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In 2014, Teachout ran for the Democratic Party nomination for governor of New York and lost to incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo, receiving 34% of the primary vote.

The Governor of the State of New York is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New York.

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In August 2015 Teachout became CEO and board chair for the campaign finance reform-oriented organization Mayday PAC, replacing Lawrence Lessig.

Mayday PAC is an American crowd-funded non-partisan Super PAC created by Harvard Law School professor and activist Lawrence Lessig.

Lester Lawrence "Larry" Lessig III is an American academic, attorney, and political activist.

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She stepped down from this position in December 2015 to run for the United States House of Representatives in New York's 19th congressional district.

United States House of Representatives, New York District 19 is located in New York's Hudson Valley and Catskills regions.

The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress alongside the Senate.

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Teachout won the Democratic primary before losing to Republican John Faso in the November 8, 2016, general election.

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