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Republicans endorse Zeldin for governor

Mar 02, 2022 2:02 pm

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that New York's Republicans endorsed Rep. Lee Zeldin as their candidate for governor March 1 at a convention on Long Island. Businessperson Harry Wilson, of Johnstown; Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; and Rob Astorino, the two-term Westchester County executive, have also announced they are running for the Republican nomination, but were not endorsed at the party convention. “I’m not running to be an emperor or governor, I’m running so the people feel they are back in control of their government again,” said Zeldin, who voted against certifying last year’s presidential election results hours after rioters attempted to overthrow the government. Whichever Republican wins the June primary will take on either Gov. Kathy Hochul, or Rep. Tom Suozzi , or New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, who will face off in the Democratic primary election. Read more about this story in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.