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Rep. Zeldin believes progressives will go with Letitia James over Kathy Hochul for governor’s race in 2022

Rep. Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor of New York, believes that Letitia James will be the Democratic nominee next year.

“We believe that she is most likely to be our opponent for the general election,” Zeldin said. “She is going to have the primary – not to herself – with others drawing some support from her. Jumaane Williams comes from her base in New York City.”

While this might come as a surprise to some New Yorkers – Governor Kathy Hochul is not viewed as the favorite in a would-be primary contest.

For now though, Zeldin says he remains focused on campaigning across the state.

“As far as our efforts go, we’re just going to continue campaigning hard all across the state,” Zeldin said to Spectrum News.