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D&C: Cuomo taps Hochul for LG

Posted on May 21, 2014

Article originally by Joseph Spector in Democrat & Chronicle

Former western New York congresswoman Kathy Hochul was named today as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate.

Cuomo made the announcement in a video message at the Democratic convention on Long Island. They will be nominated to head the Democratic ticket on Thursday.

“I am proud to be running with Gov. Andrew Cuomo for lieutenant governor of the state of New York,” Hochul, who represented the region between 2011 and 2013, said in the video.

Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, the former Rochester mayor, is not seeking a second term.

Hochul gives Cuomo much of what he was looking for in a running mate — an upstate candidate, a woman and someone with executive experience.

Before she was elected to Congress in a special election to succeed disgraced Rep. Christopher Lee, she served as Erie County clerk.

Hochul lost re-election in 2012 to Chris Collins, a Republican and former Erie County executive.

Original article can be found here.

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