The Associated Press estimates that Lee Zeldin, a spokesman for the New York State Republican Governoral Nomination, won.
Zeldin, a four-time legislator representing New York’s 1st Congressional District covering the eastern part of Long Island, tops the field, including former Westchester County executive and 2014 GOP governoral nominee Rob Astorino; Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City mayor and former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who served in the administration of former President Donald Trump; And Harry Wilson, a businessman, investor and restructuring expert, who poured millions of his own money into his governor bid.
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Zeldin will now face former Governor Lieutenant Governor and Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul, who was sworn in as New York’s first woman governor last August, after three humiliating resignations by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo amid numerous scandals.
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Then-government. George Pataki was re-elected 20 years ago in 2002, the last time Blue State won a Republican governor election in New York.