Here is another race that wasn’t even close. New York Republicans made their choice, and it wasn’t Andrew Guiliani.
ELECTION ALERT: NY GOP Governor
Lee Zeldin | 3,497 | 38.02%
Harry Wilson | 2,918 | 31.73%
Rob Astorino | 1,405 | 15.28%
Andrew Giuliani | 1,377 | 14.97%
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— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) June 29, 2022
The Associated Press projects that Rep. Lee Zeldin has won New York State’s Republican gubernatorial nomination.
Zeldin, a four-term lawmaker who represents New York’s 1st Congressional District, which covers the eastern half of Long Island, topped a field that also included Rob Astorino, the former Westchester County executive and 2014 GOP gubernatorial nominee; Andrew Giuliani, who served in former President Donald Trump’s administration and is the son of former New York City mayor and former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani; and Harry Wilson, a businessman, investor and restructuring expert who poured millions of his own money into his gubernatorial bid.
Zeldin will now face off in November against Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, the state’s former lieutenant governor who was sworn in last August as New York’s first female governor, after three-term Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace amid multiple scandals.
Governor Kathy Hochul has turned out to be as much of a disaster as Andrew Cuomo. She is a COVID zealot who, like California Governor Gavin Newsom, holds on to emergency powers given to the governor during the COVID pandemic so that she can lord it over New Yorkers with mask mandates and vaccine restrictions. A recent poll showed that 54 percent of New Yorkers feel Hochul is doing a poor job. Zeldin has already declared that he does not support mask or vaccine mandates, and if elected governor, will lift the mandates and relinquish emergency powers.
The last Republican governor elected in New York state was George Pataki, 20 years ago. Will Zeldin be the one to tear down that wall?