"Tremendous Night" For Democratic Party

WNY native Hochul victorious

Matt Moran
September 14, 2018 - 1:08 am

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul arrived to the Erie County Democratic Headquarters on Seneca Street to a thunderous applause as she won the primary race alongside her running mate Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

It was a tight race for Hochul for much of the evening but after the results came from the upstate area. But the Western New York Native pulled away with the victory. 

"So many people put their faith in me, and I got up everyday saying I don't want to let the people of my community down," Hochuls said. "I fought for you with our Governor and you made this happen, thank you Western New York for putting me over the top."

Even with running for re-election. Hochul considered herself the underdog. 

"They said someone from Upstate New York could not defeat a sitting elective official from one of the largest parts of the state," Hochul said. "We succeeded because I stayed lazer focused on winning over the hearts and minds of the people from Buffalo to Brooklyn defying all expectations."

Hochul says now it is about uniting as a state and as a party as the general election approaches in November. Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner called the night a tremendous victory with the results they received across the ballot that includes team Cuomo/Hochul. 

"What you are seeing is the community rewarding a Governor and Lieutenant Governor Andrew Cuomo for having their backs," Zellner said.

Zellner said it is very special for Western New York to have one of its own going for another term. 

"It's imporant to have a representative fighting for them in Albany and I think that is why you saw such a resounding victory for her tonight."

Hochul says she is off to New York City early next week to go back on the campaign trail.




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