Gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin evidently has the upper hand over incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul, as seen in Tuesday night’s debate held by Spectrum News.
In his eloquent messaging, the Republican candidate focused on issues and substance was energetic, and most importantly he repeatedly pointed out that NY State under Governor Kathy Hochul has been a disaster.
As opposed to Zeldin, Hochul’s performance was lackluster, and at one point, when Zeldin asked why Hochul hadn’t talked about locking up people who commit crimes, she replied “I don’t know why that’s so important to you.”
Making several valid points, Zeldin asked Hochul about a costly state contract given to a company run by a prominent campaign donor and Albany’s “pay to play” culture. He also said, “There are criminals out there who need to pay the consequences for their actions, instead of the catch-and-release policies that Kathy Hochul champions.” Not just posing the question, Zeldin continued why he would seek to remove Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg “as soon as I can” once taking office.
Staying true to his Republican roots, Zeldin asked Hochul “was Donald Trump a good President?” He then answered the rhetorical to name numerous examples of how he worked well with the former President.
He then slammed Hochul for thinking the only crimes are those committed with guns. He said, “There are criminals out there who need to pay the consequences for their actions, instead of the catch-and-release policies that Kathy Hochul champions.”
All in all, Zeldin struck as the obvious winner of last night’s debate.