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Hochul Elected To First Full Term As NY Governor, Defeats Trump-Backed Zeldin
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New York’s Democratic incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul has been elected to her first full term in office, fending off her Republican challenger, Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin, NBC News projects.
Hochul is leading Zeldin, who represents the state’s 1st Congressional District covering much of Suffolk County, by five percentage points, 52.7 to 47.3 percent, as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, with 93 percent of the vote counted.
"I'm deeply honored to be elected Governor of the State of New York," Hochul posted on Twitter shortly after the race was called.
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New England Native Leaving Post At White House For TV Gig, Report Says
Fairfield County native Jen Psaki is going from the White House to the Peacock.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who hails from Stamford, will be leaving her post after more than a year under President Joe Biden to join MSNBC as a host and on-air expert, according to a report from Axios.
Psaki, who has been a prominent face of the Biden administration, previously said that she would stay as press secretary for a year, but her time at the White House was extended following multiple international crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and mo…