Hochul defeats Zeldin to become the first female elected New York governor.

By Sakshi

 Nov 9,2022

The Democratic governor faced a tougher-than-expected challenge from the Long Island congressman.

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Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul won election in New York on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to be elected to the state's top post.

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The victory of Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin is the closest victory for a governor for at least two decades following Zeldin's campaign grew in recent months, as voters focused their attention on the economy and public safety.

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Hochul was elected in August 2021, following the departure of the former governor. 

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Andrew Cuomo resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, has promised to concentrate on housing as well as reducing gun violence, 

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creating economic opportunities during her first term, and also protecting the rights of women to have abortions.

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Hochul's campaign raised a record amount of $50 million in just time and was helped by the overwhelming support from across NY's Democratic Party, which enjoys an advantage of 2 to 1 in enrollment over Republicans.

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The former congresswoman, 64 years old, from Buffalo tried to draw attention to Zeldin's close connections with former president Donald Trump,

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his vote against the certifying of the 2020 presidential election results, and his pro-abortion rights views which are all controversial within New York.

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