Jumaane Williams

Jumaane Williams campaigns in Albany 9/11/18.
Karen DeWitt

The Democratic primary for lieutenant governor of New York is turning out to be closer — according to the polls, anyway — than the governor’s race.  New York City Councilmember Jumaane Williams is challenging incumbent Kathy Hochul for the post Thursday.

Senator Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senate

Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, announced Monday he is backing challenger Jumaane Williams over incumbent Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary for New York lieutenant governor. 

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

After weeks of rumors about whether New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul could leave the ticket, the Democrat picked up endorsements from local elected Democratic women Wednesday near the capitol.

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A New York City Council member has announced he will challenge Kathy Hochul in this year's Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.