Blakeman Endorses Lee Zeldin for Governor
by Nolan Cleary
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman has endorsed US Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) to become the next Governor of New York.
Blakeman's endorsement tops a long list of Republican endorsements for Zeldin, who is expected to be named the Republican Party’s nominee at the upcoming convention being held from February 28 to March 1 in Garden City.
"There is too much at stake to continue along the extreme and dangerous path which Governor Kathy Hochul is taking New Yorkers," stated Blakeman. "Congressman Lee Zeldin is the person who can save our state, keep families safe, preserve our quality of life and stop Albany’s runaway taxes.”
Zeldin has received the backing of a number of other prominent Republicans on Long Island, such as Nassau Legislature Leader Rich Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) and Glen Cove City Mayor Pam Panzenbeck.
Kathy Hochul, who has been called "the accidental Governor" took over last August, after her predecessor and political mentor, former Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace. Cuomo resigned following a series of sexual harassment charges and the killing - and cover-up - of 15,000 seniors due to the Cuomo-Hochul Order forcing infected and contagious Covid patients into the nursing homes, killing thousands of weak and vulnerable seniors.
Hochul is facing a contested Democratic primary from NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams (D-Bronx), and US Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove).
This week, the socialist Working Families Party endorsed Williams as their nominee for Governor. The Conservative Party has endorsed Zeldin. That means that if either Suozzi or Hochul wins the Democratic primary, there will be three (3) candidates on the ballot including Zeldin and Williams.