Only in New York

Only in New York. That is the refrain surrounding the Governor’s race. Hochul trounced her rivals in the Democratic primary. The formerly unknown Upstater cruised to a resounding victory. She did so with the backing of traditional constituencies. Her meteoric rise lead to support from big labor and major contributors. All this despite being Cuomo’s Lieutenant Governor for years. She ran a squeaky clean campaign, distancing herself from the disgraced pol. Stressing gun control and abortion rights, she avoided the hot button issues most on the minds of voters. She had little to say about runaway inflation and tepid economic recovery. Yet she was able to pull off a commanding win. Only in New York. Hochul needs to retool her message and get past the safe rhetoric !!