NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo has chosen Kathy Hochul as his running partner in the upcoming elections. It’s a smart choice.
She will lend an even keel to the Democrat fight both from a feminist point of view as well as from a regional perspective. She is the substitute candidate who will take the place of Robert Duffy who has opted to quit the race.
Since he won’t be running for office a second time, obviously Hochul is the ideal person to replace him. It will be a fillip and self-esteem booster for Buffalo. Both Cuomo and Hochul are slated to win big-time over Rob Astorino and Chris Moss.
When Cuomo would go off on trips, Hochul would easily serve as acting governor in lieu of the governor himself. But the lieutenant governor may directly replace the governor was he to quit before his time.
“This should be another big boost for Buffalo,” Cuomo told delegates to the state Democratic convention, according to Washington Post. “This is a big deal to have a lieutenant governor from your town.”
Kathy Hochul, if she is elected, would be the first female lieutenant governor since Betsy McCaughey Ross served in the designated office in the mid-90s. There is a funny little story behind this re-election as well.
The governor picked Hochul and it cost both the Democrats and the Republicans a few of their individual seats. This compromise redistricting plan may just pan out in the end. But it will be a race to the finish.
Every candidate is armed to the hilt for a showdown. The stakes are high and its every man (and woman) for himself (or herself) and may the devil take the hindmost.
Cuomo completed his stint as governor of New York and he did it with style and substance. Now it may be time to let some female dynamo energize the Big Apple into its age old spirit of being the style and fashion capital of the world.