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Full Episode: Rep. Lee Zeldin & Alison Esposito's Pitch to New Yorkers, NY's Lt. Gov. Resigns
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Rep. Lee Zeldin & Alison Esposito's Pitch to New Yorkers, NY's Lt. Gov. Resigns

On This Week's Edition

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On this week's edition of New York NOW:

  • Rep. Lee Zeldin, the designated Republican nominee for governor, and Alison Esposito, his running mate and a veteran of the New York City Police Department, sit down for an in-depth interview on issues facing New Yorkers as they campaign for statewide office, including crime and affordability.*
  • Brian Benjamin resigns as New York's lieutenant governor after federal prosecutors indict him on campaign bribery charges. Darrell Camp reports on what that means for Gov. Kathy Hochul moving forward, and in this year's election.
*Clarification: Esposito is the first openly gay candidate for statewide office in New York selected as a major party's preferred nominee at its statewide nominating convention. Karen Burstein, a Democrat, was the first openly gay person to become a major party's nominee for statewide office in 1994. She was not the party's preferred nominee at its convention that year, running for state attorney general. But she did defeat the party's preferred nominee in that year's primary election, allowing her to become the official Democratic nominee for state attorney general. She lost that race to Republican Dennis Vacco.