This has been coming for awhile….
Kathy Hochul HAS a BIG problem…..
Governor Hochul is has been polling ahead of the Attorney General up to now and establishment Democrats have fallen in line backing her…
But my nose sense is that this IS over….
Hochul is upstate politican….
Her clean sweeping Cuomo people out of her admin still does not relieve her of being Cuomo’s Lt. Governor….
My guess is this sprint to the Democratic nomination, which assure the winner of Cuomo’s old job will lie in the support garnered in the 5 boro’s of New York City.and in Ms James connections to the parties left wing….
That I ‘m gonna guess these will be Tish James’s ace card’s…..
(And of course her being a Black Woman from the 5 Boro’s , which will have a Black Democratic Mayor)
James will have to get any other name Democrats to not join the race and split the vote she needs ….
I could be wrong…
I really do NOT see this as being close come primary time….
Ms. James, a veteran Brooklyn politician and the first woman of color to be elected to statewide office in New York, is seeking to become the first Black female governor in the country; Ms. Hochul, who is white, is the state’s first female chief executive and the first governor in more than a century to have deep roots in western New York.
The race may have even broader implications as a key barometer of the direction of the Democratic Party in the Biden era. Ms. Hochul, of Buffalo, was once known as a more conservative Democrat, but she has increasingly moved leftward.
Ms. James, by turn, has plenty of connections to the relatively moderate Democratic establishment, but also has longstanding ties to the left-wing Working Families Party. It is not yet clear what issues she will use to differentiate herself politically from Ms. Hochul, but there is plainly the potential for vigorous clashes over how best to move the state and party forward.
“I’m running for governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers,” Ms. James wrote on Twitter as she released her announcement video on Friday, two days after The New York Times and others reported that she and her team had begun informing key political players of her intentions….
She enters the race with a record that has drawn acclaim from many liberals in the state. As attorney general, she made headlines for taking on the National Rifle Association, investigating President Donald J. Trump and presiding over the Cuomo inquiry, which was conducted by outside lawyers….
image …Spectrum News