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 find the answers to the problems that we face.”

The Democratic primary race includes Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took office 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.

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