Hochul’s primary opponents make pitch for more diverse voices

Publication: North Country Public Radio
By: Karen Dewitt
NCPR - Hochul's primary opponents make pitch for more diverse voices
Rep. Tom Suozzi campaigning in Brooklen with running mate Diana Reyna. Photo: https://twitter.com/Tom_Suozzi/status/1494288466615615488

At the state Democratic Party convention, where Governor Kathy Hochul was expected to be nominated for election, her two primary rivals addressed the delegates at a breakfast. Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams say the party needs to listen to more voices if it wants to succeed in 2022.

The media was barred from the delegate’s breakfast, but Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi streamed his speech live on his Facebook page. Suozzi told the audience that many delegates had tried to persuade him from challenging Hochul, including the event’s keynote speaker, former First Lady, US Senator, and 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.