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Hochul selects Antonio Delgado as new lieutenant governor

Governor Kathy Hochul announced on On Tuesday, she chose MP Antonio Delgado, a Hudson Valley Democrat, as her new vice governor second-highest position in the ranking in State of New York.

Mr. Delgado is expected to be Ms. Hochul’s campaign running mate. for a full term This year. He will replace former Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin, who was accused on federal bribery charges last month, leading to his sudden resignation.

BUT group of New York Democrats Empowered with formally replacing Mr. Benjamin, endorsed the selection of Mr. Delgado as running mate to Ms. Hochul on Tuesday morning, ensuring he will on vote in June party primary, according to three people familiar with process. Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs was expected to fly. required documents confirming selection in Albany later on Tuesday.

Mr. Delgado, 45 years old, who represents New York’s 19th congressional district since 2019, has proven he can win hotly contested election and will help Miss Wishul diversify her ticket. He identifies as African American and Hispanic, with family roots in West African island nation of Cape Verde.

Like Ms. Hochul, he hails from outside New York, where there are many of the Democratic Party’s primary electorate resides and campaigns as a moderate politician.

“Having won competitive primary and general elections for Congress, Representative Antonio Delgado is battle- proven campaigner who It has experience to serve New Yorkers and work ethics to get our partymessage out voters, unite communities and raise up Democratic candidates across the state,” Ms. Hochul said. in statement.

announcement came one the day after the state legislators passed the law on On Monday at the behest of Mrs. Hochul allow Mr. Benjamin’s name will be removed out of the state Democratic primary and replaced with another candidate ahead of basic for governor, scheduled for June 28th.

Mr. Delgado will have to give up his seat in Congress to serve out remainder of Mr Benjamin term as lieutenant governor, largely ceremonial role instructed with several statutory duties. Lieutenant Governor also serving as governor when the governor dies, resigns, is impeached, absent, or disabled.

Mr. Delgado probably face difficult re-election fight this autumn. Democrats tried add friendly voters to his constituency when they approved new Map of Congress earlier this year but the state highest court struck down recently drawn district lines last week. Court-drawn the lines will most likely make the seat far away more competitive.

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