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Bo Dietl, Curtis Sliwa join Lee Zeldin in bashing Kathy Hochul over bail reform

Former mayoral candidates Bo Dietl and Curtis Sliwa on Wednesday joined Republican gubernatorial nominee Rep. Lee Zeldin in bashing Gov. Kathy Hochul for not repealing bail reform ahead of the Nov. 8 election. “If he doesn’t become the governor, I’m moving to Florida because I’m sick and tired of this governor and the state with these liberal values,” Dietl, a former cop and longtime conservative firebrand who came in sixth in the 2014 race for mayor, said at a Manhattan press conference where he endorsed Zeldin for governor. New data from the NYPD shows major crimes increasing by 36% – with...
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Rep. Lee Zeldin faces complaint over allegedly fraudulent signatures

Rep. Lee Zeldin has spoken extensively about his concerns regarding voter fraud and election integrity when he questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election. But now, he may find himself at the heart of an election fraud case after a Democratic state senator filed a complaint about thousands of allegedly photocopied petition signatures submitted on behalf of Zeldin’s campaign for governor.

Poll: Hochul takes early lead against challenger Lee Zeldin

NEW YORK - The first poll of the New York governor's race has Gov. Kathy Hochul taking an early lead over Rep. Lee Zeldin. CBS2's political reporter Marcia Kramer spoke to a political analyst, who says Hochul's edge is not insurmountable for her challenger. Just call it a slam dunk - Hochul swished a basketball into a basket at an event Tuesday, hoping she'll also be able to use the same scoring prowess in November. "I take every election very seriously. This is my 14th election. I always run like an underdog up until the very last minute," Hochul said. Hochul was talking about...

GOP has real shot at NY gubernatorial victory with Lee Zeldin

For months, Republicans have been telling anybody who would listen that this is the year they will end their power outage in Albany. They cite violent crime and inflation, an apparent lack of enthusiasm for Gov. Hochul and a national fury over the failures of the Biden administration.  Despite those advantages, there’s been little evidence so far that the GOP could free New York from the Dem stranglehold. A Tuesday poll begins to change that.  Hochul leads Republican Lee Zeldin by just 14 points, 53-39, in the Siena College survey. While 14 points is hardly a cliffhanger, it compares very favorably to...

Lee Zeldin Visits Chazaq Food Pantry In KGH

Every Tuesday, Chazaq, in association with the Met Food Council, opens up the Lev Aharon Food Pantry in the heart of Kew Gardens Hills. The pantry, which distributes food to anyone in need, received a special volunteer this week: Republican Candidate for Governor of New York Lee Zeldin. Congressman Zeldin...
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N.Y. Gov. Hochul holds early double-digit lead over Republican opponent Rep. Lee Zeldin ahead of November general election: Siena poll

ALBANY — A pair of polls released early Tuesday show Gov. Hochul with a healthy lead over Lee Zeldin ahead of November’s general election. Hochul, the Democratic incumbent, leads the Long Island Republican by 14 points among likely voters, according to a survey conducted by Siena College. A second Emerson poll conducted simultaneously has Hochul leading Zeldin by 16 points.

Lee Zeldin must court Hispanics to try and overcome gender gap vs. Kathy Hochul: experts

Republican Lee Zeldin will need to close a yawning gender gap with female voters and make inroads among Hispanics for a shot at pulling off an upset against Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, political experts said Tuesday. The Siena College poll released Tuesday shows Hochul with 59% support among women to 33% for Zeldin, the Long Island congressman, while they split the male vote evenly. That’s a staggering 26 percentage point gap among female voters. Even Republican Party operatives not affiliated with the Zeldin campaign said it’s a tough hill to climb — but not insurmountable — for the GOP candidate. The conservative-leaning US...

Polls show Lee Zeldin on track to win — if voters learn the stakes

A pair of polls suggesting a solid lead for Gov. Kathy Hochul over Rep. Lee Zeldin may be dispiriting to the challenger’s supporters (and potential donors). It shouldn’t be: The Siena and Emerson College surveys tell you that Zeldin’s in easy striking distance, if he can get his name and agenda out there. Siena puts Hochul at just 53%, which is very low for an incumbent Democrat in a heavily Democratic state. It has Zeldin at 39%, but roughly a third of the samples hadn’t heard of him. (Emerson sees a 16-point gap, but its poll also has a higher margin...

Lee Zeldin has shied away from his anti-abortion stance – but will it sway voters?

Rep. Lee Zeldin’s primary win came days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and eliminated federal abortion rights. But when he declared victory at an election night party on Long Island, the decision was notably absent from his speech. Meanwhile, his opponent Gov. Kathy Hochul made clear that abortion rights would be a hallmark of her campaign while addressing supporters after securing the Democratic nomination, and since then, she’s repeatedly hammered Zeldin for his anti-abortion record.