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RELEASE: NYS Democratic chair Jacobs announces deal for Hochul to get Working Families Party line, and shelves no new Fair Deal Party. Zeldin attacks 'far left' WFP.
April 23, 2022


NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs issued the following statement:

"I now have full confidence that the Working Families Party will stand with and offer their general election line to Governor Kathy Hochul, when she wins the Democratic Primary, as I believe she will. While that ultimate decision rests with the WFP State Committee, WFP’s record and clearly articulated commitment to not becoming 'the spoiler' in this race, after productive conversations, provides the assurances we need to ensure ballot parity for the Governor Hochul. With this anticipated WFP support, Governor Hochul will have the two lines necessary to match the Republican nominee, who we assume will also be on the Conservative line.

Accordingly, as our stated goal of ensuring a second line for the Governor would be met, we have decided NOT to circulate petitions for the Governor on an Independent Committee line. While other, down-ballot candidates will continue to circulate petitions for that line where they feel that they need or want it, the Governor’s name will not be on any petitions."


For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2022
Congressman Zeldin Statement on Conditional Deal for Kathy Hochul-Working Families Party Alliance

NEW YORK - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), the Republican Party and Conservative Party designee for Governor, issued the following statement about Kathy Hochul joining the Working Families Party ticket for Governor if she doesn’t create a “Fair Deal Party” and then wins the Democratic Party primary on June 28, 2022:

"The far-left Working Families Party wants free healthcare for illegal immigrants, non-citizen voting, no cashless bail changes and more leniency for criminals, all at the expense of law-abiding New Yorkers. If Kathy Hochul wants to cut this deal to align with the far-left Working Families Party, there will be a huge price to pay at the ballot box this November from fed up New Yorkers.”