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NYC Is Must-Win Prize for Buffalo’s Hochul in New York Governor’s Race

Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul

Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

New York City will make or break Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first campaign at the top of the ticket.

The Democrat has steered about two-thirds of her general election ad money—$7 million—to the Big Apple, where more than half of the state’s 6 million registered Democrats live. It’s a pivot for her, a Buffalo native who spent decades upstate establishing relationships as an Erie County clerk and member of Congress.