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Cuomo taps Hochul as running mate

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MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has picked former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul of Buffalo as his choice to be New York's next lieutenant governor.
            
Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday with a video played at the state Democratic convention on Long Island.
            
Hochul was elected to the U.S. House in 2011 and served one term. She is now an M&T Bank vice president.
            
Cuomo said Hochul knows government and business and brings added perspective to the campaign as a western New York resident and this year's only female statewide candidate from a major party. Current Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy is not seeking another term.
            
Democrats will nominate Cuomo and Hochul on Thursday. This fall they face Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, and his running mate, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss.

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