ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York republicans have picked Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-1st District) as their Presumptive Gubernatorial Nominee, to represent the party in next year’s election. The Long Island Congressman had been considered the frontrunner for the pick in recent weeks and months. The title is an informal one, as Zeldin won’t be able to be designated as the party’s official nominee until next year. Zeldin spoke with Empire State Weekly’s Tim Lake at length this week, addressing topics like crime and law enforcement policies, elections concerns, his plan to help businesses across the state, bipartisanship and working with the state legislature, and how he’d plan to beat Governor Cuomo in next year’s election. That will be a daunting task though, as Governor Cuomo will once again be a formidable opponent if he chooses to run for a fourth term.
NEWS10’s Tim Lake’s full interview with Rep. Zeldin is below:
Governor Cuomo’s future is still fairly cloudy though, as investigations into his alleged actions continue. This week, the State Assembly Judiciary Committee announced that they’re issuing subpoenas, for witnesses to testify under oath in their ongoing impeachment investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, among others.
Also this week, Attorney General Letitia James and the Manhattan District Attorney announced charges against former President Trump’s company and his longtime finance chief, accusing the Trump Organization of cheating the state out of millions of dollars in taxes by paying people off the books, over a 15-year span.
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