Until recently, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was expected to cruise to victory against her Republican challenger Rep. Lee Zeldin.
Although Hochul still clings to a small lead over her opponent, Zeldin’s singular focus on the state’s skyrocketing crime rate seems to be resonating with voters. As her edge disintegrates before her very eyes, Hochul has tried to portray those concerned about crime as fearmongers as she did during a Friday appearance on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour.”
Early on in the segment, during a discussion of Zeldin’s support for former President Donald Trump, Hochul and the show’s host, Stephanie Ruhle, seemed to be on the same page.