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Congressman Tom Suozzi Joins New York Governor Race

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi announced Monday he is running for governor of New York.

The Democrat shared the news on social media, saying he offers a bold new vision.

"I have a proven record of executive experience, whether it's I was the mayor of Glen Cove, I was the county executive of Nassau County, I'm a member of Congress. I'm trained as a CPA and a lawyer," he said.

Suozzi was first elected to Congress in 2016. He represents Long Island and parts of Queens in New York's 3rd Congressional District.

He joins current Gov. Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James and Jumaane Williams on the Democratic side of the race. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone have also been said to be considering a run.

On the Republican side, Congressman Lee Zeldin, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Andrew Giuliani have also launched their campaigns.


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