Council man Robert Holden endorses Lee Zeldin over Kathy Hochul
A metropolis councilman from Queens is the newest Democratic identify to assist the Republican challenger to his celebration’s incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul, citing the Huge Apple’s crime woes and high quality of life considerations.
“Simply have a look at the present situation of New York Metropolis and New York State: There’s mayhem in our streets, in our courts, in our jails,” Councilman Robert Holden mentioned as he endorsed Lengthy Island Rep. Lee Zeldin for governor on Monday.
“We’re headed within the incorrect course,” Holden mentioned. “The handwriting is on the wall. Lee Zeldin is the most suitable choice for voters.”
Holden and Zelden had been joined on the steps of Metropolis Corridor by two controversial former Democratic lawmakers: former Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind and former Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr.
The 2 most up-to-date surveys from massive and non-partisan polls have proven Zeldin trailing Hochul by 15-24 proportion factors — and Hochul both or close to 50 % of the vote, a historically robust place.
However, Zeldin’s marketing campaign has taken coronary heart in additional encouraging outcomes from two sometimes GOP-friendly pollsters, whose surveys have proven him inside single digits of the incumbent.