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Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on GOP Selection of Rep. Lee Zeldin As Presumptive Gubernatorial Nominee


For Immediate Release: June 28, 2021

NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

"The New York State Republican Party has made it official.  By selecting Rep. Lee Zeldin (CD-01) as their presumptive Gubernatorial nominee they have chosen an out-of-touch, radical Far Right, sycophantic Trump supporter who voted to not certify the Electoral College vote on the evening of the January 6th Trump-led insurrection.  The NYS GOP’s decision is good news for Democrats as they have decided to completely break with every day New York voters who have consistently favored a moderate-progressive agenda for the future of our state.

Zeldin’s views might have made him a great candidate for governor – had he been running forty years ago in the Deep South.  But he is completely wrong for the 21st Century and wrong for New York."

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