Rep. Lee Zeldin has won New York’s Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, according to a projection from Decision Desk HQ.
Decision Desk HQ projects Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) is the winner of the Republican nomination for Governor in New York.
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Zeldin defeated a crowded field of Republican challengers, including Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Democrat donor Harry Wilson, and Rob Astorino.
Zeldin’s victory on Tuesday night comes after he maintained a double-digit lead across recent polls. The Long Island-based U.S. Representative was considered the clear favorite in the race after winning New York GOP’s nomination at the party’s state convention earlier in the year.
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