CUOMO’S RUNNINGMATE HOCHUL
SURPRISE AT DEMOCRATIC DINNER
HARTWICK SEMINARY – County Democratic Chair Richard Abbate told the county committee when it met last Tuesday that he would have a “surprise guest” at the party’s annual Jedediah Peck Dinner this evening at the Country Inn & Suites.
It was Kathy Hochul, the former congressman from the Buffalo area and former Erie County clerk, who is on the ticket with Governor Cuomo for the lieutenant governor slot.
State Controller Tom DiNapoli, who would keynote the evening, was among the other VIPs. The guest of honor was recently retired Bassett President/CEO Bill Streck, in attendance with wife Karen.
Also attending was Congressional candiidate Sean Eldridge, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19, on Nov. 4.
With Hochul’s visit, the top four state candidates have visited the county this campaign season.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino and his runningmate, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, attended the county Republican dinner May 19 at The Otesaga.
On May 22, Governor Cuomo was at the Baseball Hall of Fame, just missing the appearance by President Obama.