NY Democrats choose Hochul for governor; GOP picks Zeldin

Jun 27, 2022, 11:25 AM | Updated: Jun 28, 2022, 9:06 pm
Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive a...

Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

              Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani talks to reporters while holding his daughter Grace as he votes in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include  Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani throws car keys to an aide as he arrives to his polling place in a truck with his likeness on the side in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin casts his vote for governor at the Mastic Beach firehouse on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is seen reflected on a glass ceiling while speaking during her primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during her primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani talks to reporters while holding his daughter Grace as he votes in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include  Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani throws car keys to an aide as he arrives to his polling place in a truck with his likeness on the side in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin casts his vote for governor at the Mastic Beach firehouse on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin  leaves the Mastic Beach firehouse with his wife Diana and his daughters after casting his vote for governor on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is seen reflected on a glass ceiling while speaking during her primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lieutenant governor Antonio Delgado during their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during her primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani talks to reporters while holding his daughter Grace as he votes in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include  Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani throws car keys to an aide as he arrives to his polling place in a truck with his likeness on the side in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin casts his vote for governor at the Mastic Beach firehouse on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin  leaves the Mastic Beach firehouse with his wife Diana and his daughters after casting his vote for governor on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is seen reflected on a glass ceiling while speaking during her primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lieutenant governor Antonio Delgado during the primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani talks to reporters while holding his daughter Grace as he votes in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include  Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani throws car keys to an aide as he arrives to his polling place in a truck with his likeness on the side in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin casts his vote for governor at the Mastic Beach firehouse on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin  leaves the Mastic Beach firehouse with his wife Diana and his daughters after casting his vote for governor on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin casts his vote for governor at the Mastic Beach firehouse on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani talks to reporters while holding his daughter Grace as he votes in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include  Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani throws car keys to an aide as he arrives to his polling place in a truck with his likeness on the side in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin  leaves the Mastic Beach firehouse with his wife Diana and his daughters after casting his vote for governor on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin  leaves the Mastic Beach firehouse with his wife Diana and his daughters after casting his vote for governor on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin casts his vote for governor at the Mastic Beach firehouse on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani talks to reporters while holding his daughter Grace as he votes in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include  Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani throws car keys to an aide as he arrives to his polling place in a truck with his likeness on the side in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin  leaves the Mastic Beach firehouse with his wife Diana and his daughters after casting his vote for governor on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin casts his vote for governor at the Mastic Beach firehouse on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani talks to reporters while holding his daughter Grace as he votes in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include  Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani throws car keys to an aide as he arrives to his polling place in a truck with his likeness on the side in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin  leaves the Mastic Beach firehouse with his wife Diana and his daughters after casting his vote for governor on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin casts his vote for governor at the Mastic Beach firehouse on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani talks to reporters while holding his daughter Grace as he votes in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include  Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani throws car keys to an aide as he arrives to his polling place in a truck with his likeness on the side in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Guests mingle while waiting for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado to arrive at their primary election night party, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin  leaves the Mastic Beach firehouse with his wife Diana and his daughters after casting his vote for governor on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican candidate for governor and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin casts his vote for governor at the Mastic Beach firehouse on Tuesday, June. 28, 2022 in Mastic Beach, N.Y.  New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani talks to reporters while holding his daughter Grace as he votes in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include  Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani throws car keys to an aide as he arrives to his polling place in a truck with his likeness on the side in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. The most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul while GOP candidates include Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              FILE — Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino participates in New York's Republican gubernatorial debate, at the studios of Spectrum News NY1, June 20, 2022, in New York. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. (Brittainy Newman/Pool via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Businessman Harry Wilson speaks to reporters at the 2022 NYGOP Convention, March 1, 2022, in Garden City, N.Y. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
            
              FILE - Andrew Giuliani, a Republican candidate for governor of New York, speaks during a news conference, June 7, 2022, in New York. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
            
              FILE — Lee Zeldin appears during New York's Republican gubernatorial debate, at the studios of Spectrum News NY, June 20, 2022, in New York. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket.(Brittainy Newman/Pool via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., answers a question during a debate before the New York governor primary, at the studios of WNBC4-TV, June 16, 2022, in New York. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. (Craig Ruttle/Pool via AP, File)
            
              FILE — New York Public Advocate Jumaane Williams speaks as he faces against with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., during a New York governor primary debate at the studios of WNBC4-TV, June 16, 2022, in New York. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. (Craig Ruttle/Pool via AP, File)
            
              FILE - New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during a New York governor primary debate at the studios of WNBC4-TV, June, 16, 2022, in New York. New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor's race Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that for the first time in a decade does not include the name "Cuomo" at the top of the ticket. (Craig Ruttle/Pool via AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine months after she stepped into the job of New York governor as a relative unknown, Democrat Kathy Hochul easily locked up her party’s nomination Tuesday, setting her on an expected glide path to win the office in November.

Hochul was serving as an under-the-radar lieutenant governor under the shadow of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo until last year, when he resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, catapulting her into office.

Hochul beat back primary challenges Tuesday from New York City’s elected public advocate, Jumaane Williams, and U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a moderate from Long Island. She now turns her eyes to becoming the first woman to win election to the New York governor’s office this fall.

In a nod to the barrier-breaking campaign, Hochul gave an election night speech Tuesday on a stage underneath a glass ceiling at an event space in Manhattan.

“I’m also here because I stand on the shoulders of generations of women, generations of women who constantly had to bang up against that glass ceiling. To the women of New York, this one’s for you,” Hochul said.

Hochul enters the general election campaign with a big advantage, running as the incumbent with a heavy fundraising advantage in a state that has more than twice as many registered Democrats than Republicans and has not had a GOP governor in 16 years.

She faces U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, who won the Republican Party’s nomination Tuesday. Zeldin is a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump and was among the Republicans in Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 election results.

“Are we ready to fire Kathy Hochul?” Zeldin said to cheers as he spoke at a victory party on Long Island.

The Long Island congressman will try to become the first Republican elected governor in New York since Gov. George Pataki was reelected in 2002.

“This November, in the state of New York, one-party rule will end,” he said. “Kathy Hochul will get fired. We will restore balance and common sense to Albany again.”

Hochul’s prospects are expected to be even stronger this fall after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the Roe v. Wade decision establishing abortion rights. She has made bolstering abortion rights a key plank of her campaign.

Hochul repeated that in her Tuesday night speech, proclaiming that the state had “gone on offense to protect abortion rights” and “making the world know that New York State is a safe harbor for America’s women.”

Since taking office in August, Hochul has sought to step out from Cuomo’s shadow, promising a clean break from his administration. She has said she was not close to the former governor, who has denied wrongdoing, and was not around to witness any alleged misbehavior.

Still, Cuomo’s presence loomed over her campaign early on when he began making public appearances this past spring, criticizing Hochul and Democrats in Albany over their approach to crime and suggesting he might run for his old job. Despite suggesting he might run as an independent, the former governor ultimately did not file to run.

Zeldin is an Army Reserve lieutenant colonel who has represented eastern Long Island in Congress since 2015.

He defeated primary challenges from former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, businessman Harry Wilson and Andrew Giuliani, the son of New York City’s former mayor Rudy Giuliani, who frequently campaigned for his son.

He has focused his campaign on rising crime and criticized Hochul for not toughening the state’s bail laws, for imposing COVID-19 mitigation mandates and for rising costs. And despite Hochul seeking to project a fresh start from Cuomo, Zeldin has referred repeatedly to the “Cuomo-Hochul Administration.”

“New Yorkers are hitting their breaking point. They’re deciding whether or not to stay here or head to other places,” he said.

He will have to persuade the state’s independent voters, which outnumber Republicans, along with Democrats in order to win the general election. Democrats are expected to focus on Zeldin’s vocal defense of Trump during both of his impeachments and objection to the election results. Hochul is also likely to focus on Zeldin’s statements praising the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and his comment that, as governor, he would appoint an anti-abortion state health commissioner.

“We must answer one question,” she said Tuesday night. “Are we going to move New York forward, or let the far-right extremist drag our state backwards?”

Hochul focused her campaign on steps she took to bolster abortion rights and moves to toughen the state’s gun laws after a racist mass shooting in Buffalo.

Suozzi and Williams criticized her for her endorsement a decade ago from the National Rifle Association and over her plan to spend more than $1.1 billion in state and county funds on building and maintaining a new stadium for her hometown Buffalo Bills.

She also faced questions about her choice for lieutenant governor, Brian Benjamin, who was arrested on federal corruption charges in April related to his campaign funds.

Benjamin pleaded not guilty and denied wrongdoing. Hochul pointed to the short time frame she had to pick a No. 2 and said she had been assured that any questions previously raised about Benjamin’s campaign fundraising had been resolved.

Hochul replaced Benjamin with Antonio Delgado, who stepped down from his seat in Congress to accept the role. Delgado, also Hochul’s choice for a running mate, won his primary Tuesday. Zeldin’s running mate Alison Esposito is the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor.

Tuesday’s election in New York covered statewide offices and state Assembly races, but primary elections for U.S. House seats and the state Senate will be held Aug. 23. Those elections were delayed because of a redistricting lawsuit that led a court to throw out new political maps.

___

Associated Press writer Michael R. Sisak in New York contributed to this report.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

arrest...
Associated Press

Police: Washington officer shot, wounded while making arrest

Pasco Police in southeast Washington state said one of their officers was shot and wounded Thursday afternoon while making an arrest.
11 hours ago
State hospital...
Associated Press

7 die from flu in Washington state, activity ‘very high’

Flu activity in the state is now considered very high, according to the Washington State Department of Health.
11 hours ago
Associated Press

Austria: 3 men convicted in rape, death of 13-year-old girl

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted three Afghan men for the rape and death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found dumped next to a tree in Vienna last year in a case that shocked the Alpine nation. The Austria Press Agency reported Friday that the main defendant, a 24-year-old, was found […]
1 day ago
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, from right, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institut...
Associated Press

US targets Russian mercenary group over religious freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday placed a well-known Russian paramilitary organization on a list of religious freedom violators alongside a number of notorious terrorist organizations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced he had designated the Wagner Group as an “entity of particular concern” for its activities in the Central African Republic. Also […]
1 day ago
Associated Press

Suspect in killings of 4 at pot farm returned to Oklahoma

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) — The man wanted in the shooting deaths of four people and wounding of a fifth at an Oklahoma marijuana farm has been extradited back to the state from Florida, authorities said Friday. Wu Chen, also known as Chen Wu in jail records, was taken from the Miami-Dade County jail Wednesday by […]
1 day ago
FILE - Officers investigate the deaths of four University of Idaho students at an apartment complex...
Associated Press

EXPLAINER: Deaths of 4 Idaho students fuel online sleuths

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The deaths of four University of Idaho students nearly three weeks ago has riled up thousands of would-be armchair sleuths, many of whom are posting speculation and unfounded rumors about the fatal stabbings online. Relatively few details have been released in the horrific case that has left the small town of […]
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Comcast Ready for Business Fund...
Ilona Lohrey | President and CEO, GSBA

GSBA is closing the disparity gap with Ready for Business Fund

GSBA, Comcast, and other partners are working to address disparities in access to financial resources with the Ready for Business fund.
SHIBA WA...

Medicare open enrollment is here and SHIBA can help!

The SHIBA program – part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – is ready to help with your Medicare open enrollment decisions.
Lake Washington Windows...

Choosing Best Windows for Your Home

Lake Washington Windows and Doors is a local window dealer offering the exclusive Leak Armor installation.
Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
NY Democrats choose Hochul for governor; GOP picks Zeldin