The father of net neutrality could become the next lieutenant governor of New York

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Most of the tech industry will be focused on Cupertino, California, tomorrow, where Apple is hosting a much-hyped event, likely to unveil a new iPhone 6 and iWatch. But September 9th could see another tech milestone: the election of Tim Wu, a Columbia law professor nicknamed the “father of net neutrality,” as the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of New York state.

If Wu wins in the primary against his rival Kathy Hochul, a former Congresswoman, it would be a huge upset, making him very likely to win the general election in November. Wu’s running mate is Zephyr Teachout, a fellow law professor at Fordham university who has an even tougher race to become New York’s first female governor, challenging sitting Democratic governor…

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