Hochul could face Primary opposition

Bill Samuels wants to run against Kathy Hochul in NYS Primary.
Bill Samuels wants to run against Kathy Hochul in NYS Primary.

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB)

New York Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul may face primary opposition from a wealthy Democratic activist.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports Bill Samuels wants to run for the seat. He is the son of Howard Samuels, a New York native who invented the Hefty bag.  He had an unsuccessful run for governor in 1974.

Samuels could be a prickly problem for the governor if he runs for lieutenant governor and wins the primary.  He would then be Cuomo’s running mate in the general election.

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