Zeldin ‘keeping an eye’ on run versus Gillibrand


ALBANY, N.Y. — Former Rep. Lee Zeldin acknowledges that a potential run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would be an uphill battle, but the Republican isn’t completely ruling out a campaign against her in 2024.

“We’ll keep an eye on the race,” Zeldin said while at the state Capitol on Monday to visit with lawmakers. “If we did run, it would be an extremely competitive race.”

The former Long Island congressman received nearly 47 percent of the vote against Gov. Kathy Hochul last November, the best performance by a Republican gubernatorial candidate in the solidly-blue state in two decades.