NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – US Representative Tom Suozzi told reporters on Monday that he was running for governor of New York.
Suozzi announced this at a virtual press conference.
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“I’m a common sense democrat,” he said. “I don’t think it’s about going all the way left or all the way right; It’s about finding answers to the problems we face. “
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Suozzi represents Long Island and parts of Queens in New York’s 3rd Congressional District.
He joins current Governor Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James and Jumaane Williams on the Democratic side of the race. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone are also due to consider running.
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On the Republican side, Congressman Lee Zeldin, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Andrew Giuliani have also launched their campaigns.