Dem Governor Overplays Her Hand & May Have Just Handed The GOP A Huge Gift
In April of 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul was trying to take a victory lap after she passed her first budget deal but it was clouded by scandal and mistakes.
The Governor’s lieutenant governor was forced to resign after being indicted on federal bribery charges, the courts have killed her gerrymandered congressional map, and she’s taking heat for dumping money into Buffalo to keep the Bill’s (NFL) in New York.
Hochul showed she was a DNC ditz again after she successfully lobbied the state legislator to let her now-indicted former LT Gov pick be removed from the ballot allowing her to pick a new running mate.
Hochul selected Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado who represents a purple district that Biden won by only 1%.
From the New York Post:
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s selection of Rep. Antonio Delgado to replace her indicted former lieutenant governor and running mate could cost national Democrats a seat in their already razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives.
Delgado is a two-term incumbent congressman representing the 19th congressional district that includes the Mid-Hudson Valley, Catskills and other parts of upstate.
He replaces former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, who resigned and was removed from the ballot after the feds indicted him in a pay-to-play corruption scheme. Benjamin maintains his innocence.
Thanks to Hochul, the GOP is more than likely to pick up a new seat in the House on top of the fact that her congressional district map has been overturned. Democrats in New York tried to even the odds before the midterms to eliminate as many red and purple districts as they could. The map was challenged and the courts rejected it ruling, “lawmakers lacked the authority to pass the congressional and state Senate maps after an independent redistricting commission failed to reach a consensus. The judges also said lawmakers gerrymandered the congressional maps to Democrats’ favor, in violation of a 2014 constitutional amendment designed to rout out political gamesmanship in redistricting.”
Once again the Democrats overplayed their hand.