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GOP gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin makes campaign stop in New City

In his speech, he criticized Gov. Kathy Hochul for keeping key members of Andrew Cuomo's staff in Albany, including Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker.

News 12 Staff

Sep 15, 2021, 7:55 PM

Updated 1,009 days ago

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin made a campaign stop in New City in Rockland County on Wednesday.
In his speech, he criticized Gov. Kathy Hochul for keeping key members of Andrew Cuomo's staff in Albany, including Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker.
He also criticized her for not intervening in the scandal surrounding nursing home deaths.
"Where was she during all this scandal? Was she complicit or was she out to lunch? It's her choice but she needs to answer for it," said Zeldin.
Other Republicans in the race for governor include Rob Astorino and Andrew Giuliani.
The last Republican governor in New York was Gov. George Pataki. who served through 2007.
While Zeldin has been endorsed by the Rockland County Republican Party, prominent Republicans in Rockland including County Executive Ed Day and Assemblyman Mike Lawler tell News 12 they have not endorsed a candidate for governor.


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