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Kathy Hochul Named as Cuomo's Running Mate in November

She would succeed Robert Duffy as Lieutenant Governor.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has chosen Kathy Hochul to be his running mate.  The former congresswoman from Erie County replaces Bob Duffy on the ticket.  Hochul served one term and was defeated by republican Chris Collins after redistricting.

Governor Cuomo said, “The Lieutenant Governor is an important position for the campaign but even more important for this great state. Kathy is a person who knows Upstate New York, knows Western New York, knows the federal government, who has worked in the private sector and knows business, who knows New York’s needs all across the board. Even more exciting, Kathy will be the first female Democratic Lieutenant Governor in more than 35 years. I am excited to have her join me on the Democratic ticket and look forward to her future service on behalf of the people of this state. I also extend my thanks to Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy for his four years of exceptional dedication and commitment to New York.”

Lieutenant Governor-Nominee Kathy Hochul said, “I am thrilled to be joining Governor Cuomo and the entire Democratic team. Over the last four years I’ve witnessed unprecedented optimism and enthusiasm for our entire state, especially Upstate New York and in my hometown of Buffalo where we have seen an economic recovery that many politicians have promised but only Governor Cuomo has delivered. It is exciting to see how far we have come as a state and I don’t want to be on the sidelines for what the future holds. Like I have my whole life, I want to roll up my sleeves and be part of the transformation of this great state. New York State is on the move, but our work is far from finished. I am proud to join Governor Cuomo as a new voice for the communities in Upstate New York and for all New Yorkers. I am proud to be running with Governor Cuomo and joining the ticket as Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York.”
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