The Columbus Dispatch
US Rep. Suozzi says he’s running for New York governor
NEW YORK – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi said Monday that he is running for New York governor in next year’s election, joining a competitive primary race that became wide open when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned.
Suozzi told reporters on a virtual news conference that he’s jumping into the 2022 race.
“I’m a common sense Democrat,” Suozzi said. “I don’t believe it’s about going to the far left or to the far right; it’s about trying to find the answers to the problems that we face.”
The Democratic primary race includes Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took office after Cuomo resigned amid sexual harassment allegations; Attorney General Letitia James, whose investigation of the allegations prompted Cuomo’s resignation; and Jumaane Williams, New York City’s elected public advocate.