October 28, 2022
Today, the New York State Democratic Party announced a record share of absentee ballot returns from registered Democrats across the state at this point in the election cycle, pointing to signs of high levels of enthusiasm among New York Democrats in this year’s election.
The announcement comes after early voting initiatives spearheaded by the New York State Democratic Party across the state led to a substantially higher turnout share than at any point during 2018 or 2020.
October 27, 2022
In a new bombshell New York Times report, Lee Zeldin’s campaign is now under investigation for breaking election law by coordinating with dark outside groups.
According to the Times, “New York’s top elections watchdog is investigating whether the campaign of Representative Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for governor, violated state law by coordinating with a pair of super PACs supporting his candidacy, according to two people familiar with the inquiry.”
October 25, 2022
“Governor Kathy Hochul handily won tonight’s debate by showing that she will continue fighting hard to get results, create economic prosperity, and keep New Yorkers safe. Meanwhile, Lee Zeldin presented no serious plans for tackling the challenges New Yorkers face and was on the defense the entire night trying to lie out of his far-right extremism record, including his pledges to roll back abortion rights, bring more guns into New York, and loyalty to Donald Trump above all else.
The contrast for New Yorkers could not be more clear this November, and Democrats across the State will continue our support for Governor Hochul as she brings New York into a new era.
October 24, 2022
NEW YORK, NY - It’s been over a month, and Lee Zeldin is still silent on the massive civil lawsuit brought by AG Letitia James against Donald Trump alleging that he has been lying to lenders and insurers for years by fraudulently overvaluing his assets by billions of dollars.
New Yorkers deserve to know whether Lee Zeldin, who has close ties to Trump, would pardon the disgraced former president if elected governor. While Zeldin tries to duck questions, the New York Republican Party chair and Republican Attorney General candidate have already weighed in on the lawsuit.
October 23, 2022
NEW YORK, NY - In its endorsement of Governor Kathy Hochul, the Times-Union editorial board slammed Lee Zeldin’s far-right record, extremism, and lack of a serious approach to governing.
The Times-Union noted that Zeldin’s “record and agenda are troubling” and that his positions are “on the wrong side of far too many of the big issues in this race.”
October 21, 2022
NEW YORK, NY - Today, as Steve Bannon –– It’s been another horrible week for Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin as he tries to distance and lie his way out of the far-right agenda he has formulated since he started his political career –– but New Yorkers are starting to notice.
Here’s a recap of Lee Zeldin’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week:
October 21, 2022
NEW YORK, NY - Today, as Steve Bannon –– the chief strategist to the Trump administration and a close Zeldin ally –– is sentenced to four months in prison for refusing to testify before the January 6th Committee, here is a reminder of the close ties Zeldin shares with the disgraced Trump staffer:
Bannon has been a supporter of Lee Zeldin for many years, and in 2017, headlined a fundraiser supporting Zeldin’s Congressional campaign.
October 20, 2022
**Press Call Recap: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Discusses Criminal Complaint Against Zeldin Campaign, Audio & Rush Transcript**
NEW YORK, NY - Last week, the Times Union revealed the Zeldin campaign’s possible coordination with right-wing PACs, billionaire conservative Ronald Lauder, and Republican operatives. In response to the report, Chairman Jay Jacobs filed a complaint arguing the coordination is unlawful.
A recording of the press call can be found HERE.
October 19, 2022
NEW YORK, NY - With new bombshell reporting this week revealing that Lee Zeldin had a more central role in coordinating with the Trump White House to push the Big Lie than previously known, it raises an important question: What other ways did Zeldin coordinate with the Trump White House and other election deniers to plan the effort to discredit and overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election?
According to recently released text messages, Zeldin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows conspired – before the 2020 presidential election was even called – to push election conspiracy falsehoods and plan a public campaign to discredit the election results.
October 18, 2022
NEW YORK, NY - Today, the Times Union reported the New York State Democratic Party filed a complaint against Lee Zeldin’s gubernatorial campaign calling for an investigation into possible coordination with far-right outside groups, which is a violation of New York campaign finance laws.
Based on an investigation first reported by the Times Union, the complaint alleges the Zeldin campaign coordinated with one or more independent expenditure committees based on “common leadership with knowing and intentional sharing of strategic consultants and information… leading to candidate Zeldin having personal knowledge of independent expenditure committee activities before they are publicly announced.”