The reelection bid of New York Governor Kathy Hochul got a much-needed boost on Thursday.
Sources said 401 faith leaders, who hail from across the state and include Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives have jointly endorsed the candidacy of Hochul in a series of statements.
“Gov. Hochul is the epitome of a leader who has dedicated her life’s work to public service,” said Ebony Kirkland, one of the endorsers and the bishop of the Church of the Living God in Jamaica, Queens.
“As the first woman to hold this office, Gov. Hochul is paving the way for other trailblazers looking to make their own mark in government, business, community or church,” Kirkland added.
In a statement, Hochul is humbled and happy with her endorsement.
“I’m humbled and honored to receive the overwhelming support from hundreds of distinguished faith leaders who’ve been with us since day one,” Hochul said.
“Our faith communities have always been a source of strength and solidarity that New Yorkers can depend on, especially during our most trying times,” Hochul added.
According to reports, the reelection bid of Hochul will be challenged in the Democratic primary election by former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.