U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) won the primary race to become the GOP candidate for New York State governor, the Associated Press called on Tuesday night.
At about 10:30 p.m., supporters erupted in cheers and chants of “Zeldin” at Coral House in Baldwin. With 50% of the vote in, he was already well ahead of his three challengers: Former aide to ex-President Donald Trump Andrew Giuliani, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and businessman Harry Wilson.
“This November in the state of New York, one party rule will end, Kathy Hochul will get fired, and we will restore common sense to Albany,” Zeldin told the crowd. He also thanked his three opponents.