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Fri Sep 7, 2018, 08:33 AM

NY Times endorses Jumaane Williams for NY Lieutenant Governor

The lieutenant governor of New York, day to day, is in charge of ribbon-cutting and little else.

But twice in 45 years, the occupant of that office rose to become the stateís chief executive upon a governorís departure. So while races for lieutenant governor have often been forgettable, the result can be consequential.

Jumaane Williams, an independent-minded New York City Council member, has shown that he can be a real leader and is the right choice for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary next Thursday.

The current lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, a lawyer and former county clerk and House member from Buffalo, is a dedicated public servant. But in her more than three years in office, Ms. Hochul has served as little more than an echo for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. During a debate with Mr. Williams, Ms. Hochul could not name a single instance in which she had changed the governorís mind on an issue, or opposed one of his policies.


I recommend reading the entire thing if you are a NY voter. There is some information about his views at the end that not all Democratic voters will be able to stand by.

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