Many candidates submit petitions to run for governor
Bill Mahoney reports at Politico that several candidates have filed to be on the ballot in June for the Democrat's primary election for governor. Incumbent Kathy Hochul, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi filed more than enough signatures. Paul Nichols said earlier this week that he planned to file enough, but did not have the evidence April 7, and Vladimy Joseph and Agha Muhammad Saleh submitted petitions but nowhere near the number of required signatures to get on the ballot. Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not submit a petition. Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin got his ballot spot with the party's endorsment at his party’s convention in March. Businessperson Harry Wilson and former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino both delivered more signatures than required. Former New York City first son Andrew Giuliani filed to run, though did not share signatures with the media on deadline day. Forest Hills resident Derrick Gibson also submitted petitions. Election officials now need to verify those signatures. Read more about this story at Politico.