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Hochul Wins NY Governor Race as GOP’s Zeldin Refuses to Concede

  • She becomes the first woman elected governor in New York
  • Zeldin gained momentum as race became more competitive
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WATCH: Democrat Kathy Hochul spoke to supporters after she became New York’s first elected female governor on Tuesday.Source: Bloomberg
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Democrat Kathy Hochul became New York’s first elected female governor on Tuesday, fending off a challenge from Republican Lee Zeldin in a competitive race that was dominated in recent weeks by issues of crime and the economy.

Zeldin, though, said he had no plans to concede and wanted to wait for all the votes to be counted. He told supporters around midnight to “enjoy the open bar” and that the race would get “closer and closer.”