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Tague, and Republican committees for Greene, Columbia, and Schoharie counties, back Zeldin

May 04, 2021 2:15 pm

Stephen Williams reports in the Daily Gazette that Republican Assemblyperson Chris Tague, and the Republican committees for Greene, Columbia, and Schoharie counties announced May 3 they are backing Lee Zeldin for governor. Zeldin is a Long Island-based Congressperson who April 30 said he has the support of more than half the population-weighted GOP county chairs in the state. If he gets the nomination Zeldin will likely challenge Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a fourth term amid many allegations of sexual and governmental misconduct. “New York needs a champion for working people and families now more than ever, and I am confident Lee Zeldin is the best person to defeat Andrew Cuomo and bring common sense back to Albany,” Tague said. “For years now, Andrew Cuomo has worsened our business climate, driven families and businesses out of the state, stood up for criminals and against law enforcement and public safety, and ignored our constitutional rights.” Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, former Westchester County executive Rob Astorino, and Congressperson Elise Stefanik have also been discussed as possible Republican candidates for governor, but Zeldin appears to have consolidated the most support ahead of the 2022 election. Read more about this story in the Daily Gazette.