by Madeleine Hubbard
Rep. Lee Zeldin, New York’s Republican nominee for governor, said thousands of people attended his Long Island, New York, rally with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
With both men facing gubernatorial elections next week, some observers online noted that the giant turnout for the rally Saturday evening with DeSantis may foreshadow what his possible 2024 presidential campaign would look like, ADN America reported.
“INCREDIBLE turnout tonight on Long Island for our Get Out The Vote Rally,” Zeldin tweeted after the event. “THOUSANDS strong showed up for our event on only one day’s notice.”
INCREDIBLE turnout tonight on Long Island for our Get Out The Vote Rally with Florida Governor @RonDeSantisFL! THOUSANDS strong showed up for our event on only one day’s notice. 10 days until New York elects a new Governor. It can’t happen soon enough! pic.twitter.com/0rMVuNsYzW
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) October 30, 2022
DeSantis, who is double-digits ahead in some polls against his Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist, focused on Zeldin’s tough-on-crime approach during the rally.
“Florida is a law-and-order state. I am a law-and-order governor. If Lee Zeldin gets into office, New York will become a law-and-order state,” he said.
NY deserves a leader who will restore law & order. @leezeldin is the man for the job.
Lee will also protect NYers against irrational & liberty-infringing COVID mandates.
The Zeldin victory on Nov 8th will be a shot heard ‘round the world!
Support him:https://t.co/o1ZqqMuBBZ pic.twitter.com/SZol7Plwu2
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) October 30, 2022
Zeldin is an average of 7.3 points behind incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, according to the outlet RealClearPolitics.
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Madeleine Hubbard joined Just the News as a fast file reporter after working as an editor at Breitbart News. Hubbard previously served as the special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo “Zeldin Rally” by Ron DeSantis.