Kathy Hochul Beats Back a Serious Challenge From Lee Zeldin

Kathy Hochul managed to beat back a serious

last-minute surge by Lee Zeldin and win her first full term as governor,

after the Republican congressman gained on her by focusing almost singularly on the issue of crime.

The general election started with Hochul as the heavy favorite,

despite only having a few months’

experience as governor since taking over from Andrew Cuomo following his resignation last summer.

experience as governor since taking over from Andrew Cuomo following his resignation last summer.

New York hasn’t elected a Republican to statewide office since George Pataki’s 1994 bid for governor.

Kathy Hochul