MANHATTAN – New York Governor Kathy Hochul could face a major challenge next year: New York City Public Counsel Jumaane Williams has announced he is considering a gubernatorial candidacy.
“We’re going to take some time to talk to a lot of people across the state,” Williams said Wednesday.
“I have really tried over the years to overcome this false divide between the north and the north of the state, because most of the problems are the same.”
Willams told PIX11 he will listen to elected officials, community leaders and New Yorkers everyday before deciding whether to officially enter the race.
But there’s another Brooklyn elected official who could become Williams’ opponent in the 2022 Democratic primary for governor.
Gotham Gazette Editor-in-Chief Ben Max explains: “The biggest decision hanging over this entire race is whether Attorney General Letitia James toss his hat in the ring.”
James made headlines on Wednesday after giving a speech to the Association for A Better New York, outlining his vision for New York State.
“Attorney General Letitia James is clearly interested in a possible candidacy,” said Max, adding “Mayor Bill de Blasio [has also been] which clearly shows that he is thinking about it.
Several Republican hopes are in the election campaign, in contact with voters. More than half of the state’s Republican county presidents have endorsed Long Island representative Lee Zeldin as governor.
Andrew Giuliani and former Westchester County Director Rob Astorino are also struggling to win Republican votes.
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