Despite pre-Election Day polls showing a tightening race in the Empire State, Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul comfortably defeated GOP challenger and tough-on-crime candidate Lee Zeldin; this is Hochul’s first election win.
From The New York Post:
Hochul’s victory was first called by NBC News just after 11 p.m., and she gave a triumphal speech to a crowd of supporters in Manhattan a short time later.
“Tonight you made your voices heard loud and clear,” she said.
“And you made me the first woman ever elected to be the governor of the state of New York. But I’m not here to make history, I’m here to make a difference.”
Zeldin has yet to concede the race to Hochul.
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More over at The New York Post:
NY governor live updates & state election results: Kathy Hochul declares victory over Lee Zeldin https://t.co/OdvZhUrvvq pic.twitter.com/7UUEgSr77Q
— New York Post (@nypost) November 9, 2022