Hochul hopes to make history as state’s first woman elected governor

Gov. Kathy Hochul is looking to make history again, looking to become the first woman elected as governor of New York state.

You’ll recall she took over this role after former Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped down last August when several women accused him of being inappropriate with them.

According to polls – including our own SurveyUSA poll – Hochul has a commanding lead over her two Democratic challengers, New York

City public advocate Jumaane Williams, and Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi.

The interesting race really could end up being the Democratic race for lieutenant governor between Antonio Delgado and Ana Maria Archila.

Delgado, from Schenectady, is a former congressman in the 19th Congressional District. He was just appointed to the role of lieutenant governor on May 3, and sworn-in May 25.

Archila is Williams’ running mate, and she has the support of grassroots organizations and progressive groups.

One thing that’s interesting here is there is no public polling on this race, so it’s really more of the momentum behind the candidates that people are picking up on.