Zeldin effectively locks up New York GOP gubernatorial nomination

Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York has gathered enough support from GOP party leaders around the state to call the nomination for him, capped off by two big endorsements in the state’s western region.

NEW YORK REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS COALESCE AROUND LEE ZELDIN FOR GOVERNOR

Zeldin, a former state senator, picked up the support of Erie County GOP Chairman Karl J. Simmeth Jr. and Niagara County GOP Chairman Richard Andres, allowing him to surpass the 50% threshold of state committee support to get the party nomination.

By Monday, nearly 30 Republican Party County chairs, representing 52% of the state
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