Politics, States

Blue New York Might Throw the Dems Out This November

Democratic Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin’s arrest for allegedly taking part in a campaign finance scheme has made Republicans believe they have their best shot in decades to flip the New York governor’s office.

Benjamin faces federal bribery charges in relation to a 2021 campaign, with authorities alleging he funneled fraudulent donations. He surrendered to federal authorities on Tuesday and resigned from his office.

Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul assumed office in August after former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned following numerous scandals related to his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as allegations of sexual harassment. She faces a Democratic primary in June, with Benjamin still expected to be her running mate on the ballot. Read more…

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