Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that Kathleen C. Hochul will be joining him as his lieutenant governor running mate.
Hochul, former member of Congress and Erie County clerk, would replace Robert Duffy, the former mayor of Rochester.
Cuomo made the announcement in a video that was played during the New York State Democratic Convention currently being held in Melville, N.Y. That video is embedded below:
"I am thrilled to be joining Gov. Cuomo and the entire Democratic team," Hochul is quoted as saying in a news release the New York State Democratic Convention. "Over the last four years I've witnessed unprecedented optimism and enthusiasm for our entire state, especially Upstate New York and in my hometown of Buffalo where we have seen an economic recovery that many politicians have promised but only Gov. Cuomo has delivered."