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Kathy Hochul’s Chance to Be a Unicorn and Bring Prosperity to New York

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Kathy Hochul’s Chance to Be a Unicorn and Bring Prosperity to New York

New York Post October 3, 2021
Urban PolicyNYC
EconomicsEmployment

Gov. Kathy Hochul, an upstate New Yorker, has a clear shot at rejecting NYC's left lunatics and bringing jobs back to the Empire state.

When David Paterson took over for Gov. Eliot Spitzer in 2008 after the latter’s human-trafficking scandal, people called Paterson “the accidental governor.” Kathy Hochul is the unicorn governor, in that there is no conceivable way someone like her could have been elected in her own right. Ironically, she could be exactly what New York City needs — if she stops heeding the temptation to become a left-wing New York City Democrat.

Paterson wasn’t really an accident: He was a Gotham Democrat, and it’s pretty easy for a Gotham Democrat to be elected governor.

By contrast, nobody alive remembers the last Democrat from outside of the New York City commuting region to be elected governor (Nathan Miller, elected 101 years ago).

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

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