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U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)
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More than half of New York state’s county Republican chairs have now endorsed Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin to become the party’s nominee for governor next year, with Erie and Niagara counties putting him over the top Friday.

U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.
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Republican U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin of Long Island has announced he will explore a potential run for governor of New York.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his running mate Kathy Hochul held off a challenge from two law school professors in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. But, gubernatorial challenger Zephyr Teachout won over one third of the vote statewide, and 43 percent of the 16,000 votes in Suffolk County.

Dan Katz

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the state has not had an issue keeping up with the amount of salt it needs to treat the roads after several snowstorms and another expected this weekend.

Meanwhile, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities says most cities and towns in the state have used more than half of their snow removal budgets, while others have already used their entire budget for snow removal. 

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Monday that Dora Schriro will take over for Reuben Bradford, who's retiring effective February 1st after three years as the state's public safety commissioner.

Schriro has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction since September of 2009, and previously served as a special adviser to former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on immigration and customs enforcement.

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