News Politics: Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Alison Esposito, in a radio interview on Monday, knocked Gov. Kathy Hochul for campaigning on issues like the environment and gun law changes — issues she said voters are not concerned with leading up to the general election.
Esposito, who is running on the statewide ticket with Rep. Lee Zeldin, said voters are more worried about issues surrounding crime, public safety and inflation.
“They are worried about important things and Kathy Hochul would love to distract New Yorkers,” Esposito said on WGY radio. “That’s exactly what she’s doing. Environmental protections, common-sense gun safety protections — this is not New Yorkers’ focus right now.”
“Their focus is how to put food on their table and making sure they don’t fall victims to violent crimes,” Esposito said. “She is not leading New York. She is pandering to her far left.”