Hochul, Zeldin Lead Primary Races. They are way out in front for their parties nominations. Hochul holds a commanding lead over challengers Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams. Zeldin outdistances his GOP rivals Rob Astorino, Harry Wilson and Andrew Giuliani. The GOP is hoping for an upset in November given Bidens unpopularity. Democrats feel confident in heavily blue New York. The race will not be blown wide open by a Cuomo independent run. With polls showing he could not win, he would have played the role of spoiler. Hochul, Zeldin Lead Primary Races. The 2 will battle it out with Cuomo sitting on the sidelines !!