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Hochul, Zeldin in last-minute campaign blitz ahead of Election Day

NEW YORK – Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin try to provoke supporters and are making the ultimate arguments they hope will make them everlasting residents of the manager mansion in Alabny. 

As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer experiences, Hochul made her closing push on the Upper West Side and Harlem, Zeldin was at a subway cease in the Bronx the place a person was stabbed in the neck Sunday. 

For each gubernatorial candidates, crime was on the menu. The unanswered question is whether or not voters will select from “column a,” or “column b.” 

“This morning, a man was stabbed in the chest at the 111th Street station in South Richmond Hill in Queens, a 25-year-old was slashed in the face at the Cypress Hills station in Brooklyn, a 54-year-old man was stabbed in the arm at the 149th Street Grand Concourse station in the Bronx. That was this morning, OK?” Zeldin mentioned. 

In the Soundview part of the Bronx, Zeldin talked about crime and general public security, particularly on the subways. He spoke on the Morrison Avenue Station on the quantity 6 practice, the place a person was stabbed in the neck Sunday morning. He used this time to throw jabs at former President Bill Clinton, who he says joked and laughed about skyrocketing subway crime in the town at a current Hochul occasion. 

“After that, he then starts mocking us focused on the need to fight crime,” Zeldin mentioned. “The issue that I hear about a lot from New Yorkers is that they care about wanting to be able to feel safer on the streets.” 

Hochul fired again Monday morning on the Upper West Side, the place she additionally spoke about crime. She referred to as the accusations “absurd” and a fearmongering tactic by the congressman. 

“He’s hyperventilating trying to scare people and New Yorkers are on to it,” Hochul mentioned. “I’m working on a real solution. The solution is the state for the first time is deploying state officers into the subways. We have cameras on the trains, we are helping people with severe mental health problems.”

Zeldin is making his closing push for voters in the more and more tight New York governor’s race. Zeldin insisting that crime is out of management, and that in her time in office, Hochul has not been in a position to cease it. He says he’ll and that he’ll work hand in hand with Mayor Eric Adams to make the streets protected once more. 

“The way that I’m wired is that when I wake up the day after the election… I’m going to pick up the phone and call Mayor Adams, and I’m going to tell Mayor Adams I want to work with him and find common ground wherever possible to be able to save the Big Apple,” Zeldin mentioned. 

Zeldin’s embrace of Adams is a vital half of the dynamic of the governor’s race, as a result of though the Democratic mayor has endorsed Hochul. The crime initiatives he has sought from Albany are the very issues Zeldin has been calling for in the campaign. 

“I understand the fear is out there, but fanning the flames of fear to get people terrified is another story,” Hochul mentioned. 

Hochul slamming Zelding for dashing to the scene of all types, declaring repeatedly that she had her first press convention with Adams on subway crime six days after he took office. 

“I’ve been working hard on this. We’re not done yet. We’re not done yet at all. We’re intensely focused on this. It’s not just a campaign thing. Check out my state of the state address on January 5th – I talked about people’s anxiety, fear about crime,” Hochul mentioned. 

As she pressed the flesh and sought votes, Hochul additionally talked about what she’s achieved. 

“The state, for the first time, putting officers into the subways. We have cameras on the trains. We’re helping people with severe mental health problems to get them off the trains,” Hochul mentioned. 

The forwards and backwards comes after a busy weekend for the 2 candidates, making their presence identified in varied communities in New York City and upstate, not wanting to chop any corners in the race to the end line. 

“It’s my 14th election. My family is here. My daughter, who is in her 30s, has been doing this since she was just 4 years old. So, this is what we do. You peak on Election Day. That’s all that matters,” Hochul mentioned. 

The metropolis Board of Elections says that greater than 430,000 have already voted throughout the early voting interval, which ended Sunday evening. The greatest numbers had been from Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

Polls open Tuesday at 6 a.m. 

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