NY: Hochul taps Delgado as lieutenant governor

Source: New York Post

“Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday she picked Rep. Antonio Delgado to be New York’s lieutenant governor, replacing former second-in-command Brian Benjamin after his indictment for an alleged campaign finance scam that prompted his resignation. … Delgado — a Harvard Law School grad who represents the Hudson Valley in Congress, will serve as Hochul’s running mate in the June 28 Democratic primary. … The announcement comes the day after state lawmakers passed legislation allowing candidates indicted for a crime to withdraw their name from the ballot. Hochul signed the bill into law, which will also allow Democrats to name a new candidate for lieutenant governor, Monday evening. Under previous state elections laws, because he was nominated alongside Hochul at February’s New York Democratic Party convention, the only ways for Benjamin to be booted from the ballot were if he moved out of state, died or were a candidate for another elected office.” (05/03/22)