Press Releases


  • April 27, 2022

    RELEASE: Lee Zeldin Doubles Down on his Anti-Choice Stance

    NEW YORK, NY: Zeldin Hosts Event With Right to Life Party.

    As Republican governors across the country continue to attack the right to choose, Lee Zeldin made it clear that his administration would do everything in their power to overturn New Yorkers' constitutional right to make decisions about their own health and body. Tonight, Lee Zeldin is joining the New York State Right to Life Party at a town hall, doubling down on his anti-choice stance. This trend isn’t new for Zeldin, who has repeatedly supported measures to restrict reproductive rights.


  • April 27, 2022

    Statement from NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs on New York Court of Appeals Ruling

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs issued the following statement on New York Court of Appeals Ruling:

    While we are disappointed with the Court’s ruling, we remain confident in Democratic victories up and down the ballot this November. While certain district lines may change, what does not change is our Party’s record of results which contrasts clearly with the Republican Party’s radical agenda to drag this state backward. New Yorkers always choose to move forward.


  • April 23, 2022

    Statement from NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs

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

    I now have full confidence that the Working Families Party will stand with and offer their general election line to Governor Kathy Hochul, when she wins the Democratic Primary, as I believe she will. While that ultimate decision rests with the WFP State Committee, WFP’s record and clearly articulated commitment to not becoming 'the spoiler' in this race, after productive conversations, provides the assurances we need to ensure ballot parity for the Governor Hochul.


  • April 19, 2022

    ICYMI: Hochul Campaign Launches “Hard Work” Television Ad, Running Statewide, Highlights Priorities and Accomplishments

    NEW YORK, NY: Today, Governor Kathy Hochul’s campaign released its first television ad, “Hard Work,” The ad comes as Governor Hochul delivered a historic budget that makes record investments in education, cracks down on illegal guns, and provides tax relief to middle-class families.

    The campaign also launched two digital spots titled, “Who Needs It” and “Get Ahead.” As the election day draws nearer, the multi-media ad campaign gets the Democratic message out to voters and highlights the progress Governor Hochul has made for New Yorkers.


  • April 18, 2022

    ICYMI: Infighting Soars During Chaotic GOP Primary

    NEW YORK, NY: The New York Republican primary is finally beginning to heat up. After months of escalated infighting between the GOP gubernatorial candidates, the New York Post revealed that the gloves have officially come off.

    Gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Giuliani slammed party nominee Lee Zeldin for trying to knock the other Republican candidates out of the race by objecting to their ballot signatures. Giuliani also claimed that Zeldin had received help from campaign operative and convicted thief John Haggerty, both of which made Zeldin "unqualified to be governor."


  • April 13, 2022

    Statement from NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs on Republican Chairman Langworthy's Trumpian Attack

    NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs issued the following statement:

    GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy’s ludicrous statement attacking the Governor has made it clear he is not a credible leader of one of our state’s major parties. As a known Donald Trump and insurrection supporter, Langworthy neither knows Governor Hochul nor is an honest voice in this debate.


  • April 12, 2022

    Statement from NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs on Resignation of Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin

    NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs issued the following statement:

    I want to commend Brian Benjamin for his decision to resign from the office of Lieutenant Governor.  In the short time that he had the privilege of serving, he did a lot of good for the people of our State.  My thoughts are with him and his family as he addresses the serious charges that he must now confront.


  • April 7, 2022

    Statement from NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs on Historic Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

    NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs issued the following statement after Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by a bipartisan U.S. Senate vote to the Supreme Court:

    Judge Jackson is the daughter of public school teachers, has served as an accomplished lawyer and public defender, a distinguished federal judge, and now, will be a historic member of the Supreme Court.


  • April 1, 2022

    Statement from New York State Democratic Party on Lee Zeldin's Party at Mar-a-Lago

    NEW YORK, NY: After kicking off his week rallying with anti-government extremists and pushing Donald Trump’s right-wing talking points, Lee Zeldin is rounding out the week tonight at Mar-a-Lago with none other than the disgraced ex-president himself. New York State Democratic Party Spokesperson James Martin released the following statement:

    This week, New Yorkers saw Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin tout his complete and total alignment with Donald Trump’s far-right base. And tonight, Lee Zeldin is headed to Mar-a-Lago eagerly seeking Trump’s endorsement. What Lee might be forgetting is that New Yorkers have resoundingly rejected Trump and everything he stands for.


  • March 30, 2022

    ICYMI: New York GOP Kicks Off Campaign Cycle with Extremist-Sponsored Rally

    NEW YORK, NY: Last weekend, the NY GOP kicked off the campaign cycle on a dangerous foot — headlining an event with a radical anti-government group who had 300 members attend the Jan. 6 rally ahead of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

    Republican gubernatorial candidates Lee Zeldin and Andrew Giuliani took the stage attempting to outdo one another in playing the far right's greatest hits, embracing the same right-wing extremism and dangerous conspiracy theories that New York voters have repeatedly rejected.