Letter: Electing Lee Zeldin will offset one party rule in New York state

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Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks in Albany about a budget deal, April 7, 2022. |
Photo courtesy Mike Groll/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul

To the Editor,

Listening to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s comments in “Hochul and Zeldin square off in single gubernatorial debate before election” I would have thought that Donald Trump was the Republican Party candidate for governor. No wonder Hochul followed the Rose Garden campaign strategy. She preferred hiding behind tens of millions of dollars in television campaign commercials rather than face challenger Lee Zeldin, the GOP gubernatorial candidate face to face in a series of debates. 

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie will maintain Democratic majority control of the state Legislature. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Attorney General Letitia James are safe for another term.  

One party Democratic control of state government is an open invitation to waste, fraud, abuse and corruption in Albany. It is the best reason to elect Lee Zeldin as governor.

Larry Penner

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