Campaign Crunch Time: Zeldin, Hochul Gov Race Tightens in Homestretch


The New York State governor’s race heated up in the final days before early voting as Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul upped her fundraising advantage and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) gained in the polls.

Hochul had more than twice as much cash on hand — nearly $11 million at her disposal compared to Zeldin’s $4.5 million — as of the latest campaign financial disclosure before Election Day on November 8. But the latest opinion polls as of press time show Zeldin, the congressman who represents the East End, down less than 10% — improving his campaign standing from a prior poll deficit in the teens.

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