George Santos won the NY Long Island 3rd US House District AFTER Democrat Tom Suozzi gave it up to run for Governor ….
The NY Times does a piece on how Suozzi was summoned to see Gov. Hochul up in the Empire State’s Capital….
(Suozzi IS the odds on favourite to get his old job back…Cook rates the seat +3 FOR Democrats in the Special Election…The other Democrats that had annouced have dropped out and will support Suozzi)
Suozzi dropped everything and rode from Long Island up to Albany …
He THOUGHT he was getting a endorsement…
He did NOT…
Hochul chewed on him and asked that he made sure to embrace the policies she did….
She obviouslty did NOT forget the primary fight they had……
With his successor, George Santos, expelled from Congress, Tom Suozzi appeared to be on the brink of a full-scale comeback campaign on Monday. Then he got a worrisome request: Gov. Kathy Hochul wanted to see him. In Albany. Tonight.
Mr. Suozzi knew Ms. Hochul, a bitter rival, had been toying for weeks with trying to block him from becoming the Democratic nominee in a special election to replace Mr. Santos. So he cleared his schedule, fighting through three hours of rush-hour traffic to arrive at the Governor’s Mansion after nightfall.
Inside, Ms. Hochul presented Mr. Suozzi with multiple demands, according to two people briefed on the previously unreported meeting. She wanted to see his battle plan; needed the Roman Catholic former congressman to agree to run as a full-throated defender of abortion rights; and sought assurances that he would not run ads damaging their party’s brand.
Mr. Suozzi, 61, acceded to each request. Then he offered something else to soften the ground: an apology for aggressive personal tactics he deployed against Ms. Hochul in a 2022 primary campaign for governor, particularly for casting doubt on her family’s ethics….
image….NY Daily News