Kathy Hochul beat a serious challenge

Kathy Hochul managed to win her first full term as governor.

Andrew Cuomo took over after his resignation from last year.

In early June he won 66 percent of the vote against the city's advocate and challenges to the left.

Zeldin won the Republican nomination during this time with a double-point lead over Andrew Giuliani.

New York did not elect a Republican for governor for statewide office in 1994.

Registered Democrats in such a state have outnumbered Republicans by two, making it a surefire victory against Zeldin.

It was expected to dominate the election cycle due to rising crime issues and suppressing inflation.

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