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Zeldin secures NY GOP nomination for governor

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin secured the Republican Party nomination for governor at the New York Republican Convention held on Monday, February 28 – Tuesday, March 1.

Zeldin, a conservative from Suffolk County, has emerged as the New York GOP’s nominee for governor after previously being designated its “presumptive nominee.” His running mate, New York Police Department Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito, also secured her nomination, according to Albany Times-Union.

Still, Zeldin trails far behind current-Governor Kathy Hochul in polls. According to a recent Siena College poll, only 27% of New York Republican voters favored Zeldin, with 57% saying they do not know of Zeldin or have no opinion regarding him as a candidate. On the other hand, 63% of Democrats polled said they regarded Hochul as favorable.