Voters decide who their gubernatorial candidates will be, at the assembly
Political contests in New York are always intense, but the specter of Supreme Court rulings overturning abortion and the state’s strict gun laws give voters even more to consider when deciding who they want. represent them at the top of the Republican and Democratic lists.
As CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer reports, Governor Kathy Hochul spoke about the decisions by asking members of her party to nominate her as their nominee.
“They know, with all that’s at stake is making sure we have someone elected today, a gubernatorial candidate, who is absolutely going to win in November. We can’t take the risk of this state falling into Republican hands,” she said. said.
Hochul argues that as the state’s first female governor, she is the best person to ensure women’s right to abortion in New York and to pass legislation to limit the effect of the decision of the Supreme Court striking down state gun laws.
While campaigning at a West Side subway station, she demonstrated an extraordinary ability to bring people together. After all, who else could be looking for voters with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congresswoman Jerry Nadler at her side? The two warring lawmakers face off in the August congressional primary.
“If you want to make a difference in New York State, that’s a ‘no-braina,’ vote for Suozzi-Reyna,” said Democratic challenger Tom Suozzi, with a pun referring to his running mate. of Lieutenant Governor, Diana Reyna.
The take is significant because candidates for lieutenant governor are running separately in the primary. The race is hotly contested between: Reyna; Hochul’s running mate Antonio Delgado and Ana Maria Archila, who runs with Jumaane Williams.
Williams took her newborn to the polls as he voted, as did Republican Andrew Giuliani.
“Remember, come vote today. We have until 9 p.m. until the polls close. The most important thing we can do as Americans is come out and vote,” he said. Giuliani said.
Low turnout is a big concern on this Primary day.
Lee Zeldin, the Republican Party official, is also worried about turnout as he trained his bazookas not on his three GOP challengers but on the woman he hopes to face in November.
“She introduced herself as the mother of New York’s 62 counties. That’s just not how I see the position. I don’t covet power and control. For me, the thrill of being in that position, of being governor of New York State, is to return power to the people of New York,” he said.
The other two candidates in the hard-fought primary are predicting they will win.
“There’s been a lot of change in this race over the last two weeks when people are really focused, paying attention,” Rob Astorino said.
“Our recovery plan is focused on three things: crime, taxes and the cost of living,” said Harry Wilson. “In this recovery plan, we will reduce income and property taxes by 20% for all New Yorkers.”
Meanwhile, primary season isn’t over for New York voters. The congressional races and state senate primaries take place on August 23. That’s when you’ll see if Congresswoman Maloney, Congressman Nadler, or one of their challengers will be the Democratic nominee for that newly redesigned Upper Manhattan seat.