Delgado comfortably wins New York’s deputy governor

“This is a fight for our lives. This is a fight for our lives,” Delgado told his supporters in Manhattan about the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Raw vs. Wade.

Delgado’s victory came as a result of a huge gamble he made when he resigned his seat in Congress last month as Gov. Cathy Hochhol’s second in command. It left him a short window to launch and win a nomination his opponents had been campaigning for months.

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His victory is also a big win for Hoechul, who win easily Its primary tuesday. They will run as a ticket in the November elections after having to run separately in the primaries.

Hochul, a former lieutenant to the governor, chose to replace her with one of her first work orders after she rose to the position of governor last August when Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned over a scandal. But the selection of Brian Benjamin failed as appallingly as it could have when he resigned in April after he was indicted on federal bribery charges.

It was too late to cast Benjamin off the ballot in a contest in which he was facing fellow contestants for Hochul’s opponents. This was of particular concern to Hutchul over the nomination of Archila, who was allied with New York City Attorney General Juman Williams, and vowed to use the office to publicly pressure the governor from the left.

Thus Hochhol successfully fought to get the legislature to change the law and allow it to exchange Benjamin’s name for someone else’s. Delgado will serve in his current position through the end of the year, and will run as a card with Hochul in November for a full four-year term.

Delgado, 45, made it clear that he plans to operate in a similar way to what Hochhol did when she was a deputy governor and regularly toured every corner of New York on behalf of the administration.

“If you look back and look at my record in Congress, you know I love to wander,” he said after an event in Albany earlier this month. “I did 33 town councils in my first year in Congress; three of all 11 districts. I think it’s very, very important for the state to know who the deputy governor is… and it’s really hard to do that unless I meet people on the ground wherever they are. [and] Listen to them.”

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