Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin received the “total and complete endorsement” of former President Donald Trump in New York’s gubernatorial race on Sunday.
In a post on the social media website Truth Social, Trump said Zeldin was a “great and brilliant lawyer” and held strong positions in the military, veterans, crime and the border. .
“Lee Zeldin is a winner who gets things done.” Trump wrote in the post.
Trump’s endorsement is not at all surprising. Zeldin’s campaign held at least one fundraiser at Trump’s New Jersey resort. remain loyal to Republican supporters statewide and nationally.
Trump did not endorse the four Republican candidates in the gubernatorial primary.
Governor Kathy Hochul’s campaign has quashed support in a statement, showing Zeldin is out of step with most voters.
“With Trump’s own endorsement, Lee Zeldin is now officially the nominee to run for governor in the history of New York State, the most extreme and dangerous,” said spokesman Jerrell Harvey. “Trump’s endorsement is not surprising, but the former president’s hand-picked gubernatorial nomination proves that Zeldin is fully embracing the MAGA agenda, and that he is a candidate for New York voters. It shows how estranged you are from
Mr. Hochol, who is aiming to expire this year, has led Mr. Zeldin among registered voters. Marist University poll released 10 percentage points last week. Among voters who definitely expect to vote, the lead narrows to 8 percentage points.
The first round of early voting in New York is scheduled to begin next week.
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