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NY Daily News: Hochul vows to take on equality, women’s issues, and jobs

Posted on May 31, 2014

Original article by Jan Ransom and Corinne Lestch of the NY Daily News

Kathy Hochul, Gov. Cuomo’s running mate, vowed to tackle equality, women’s issues and jobs as she was endorsed by top city Democrats Saturday.

“We’re going forward,” she said on the steps of City Hall surrounded by supporters. “We’re not going backward.”

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan) praised the 55-year-old Buffalo-raised, Syracuse University-educated former congresswoman for having “always been a great fighter for the people of New York.”

“She will make sure women are at the table, and not just the kitchen table,” said Maloney. Hochul would be the first female Democratic lieutenant governor in 35 years. She was elected to represent parts of Erie and Niagara counties in 2011, and became the first Democrat to win the seat in 40 years. She would replace Robert Duffy.

Hochul said her hard upbringing — her parents lived in a trailer — gives her a unique perspective. “I am from a place of incredible values,” Hochul said. “We grew up tough and hardy.”

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan), Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Manhattan Councilwoman Margaret Chin also showed their support.

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