Governor Hochul responds to Democratic endorsement debacle


Governor Kathy Hochul is too busy running the state to look at emails.

That’s what she told reporters after an event in Brownsville on Oct. 4 — a gaggle eager to hear the governor’s thoughts on Jay Jacobs’ endorsement of her.

Jacobs, the state Democratic chair, holds a lot of weight in the 2022 governor’s race, and appeared to throw it around when he gave former Governor Andrew Cuomo a call Monday to let him know that he’s endorsing Hochul. He was soon accused of trying to shut other Democratic candidates out too early in the race.