Statement from New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar

Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117
November 8, 2022

Brooklyn, NY – “We congratulate Congressman Lee Zeldin on an incredibly hard-fought race for governor. Congressman Zeldin came within a hares’ breadth of defeating an incumbent Democrat in a 2-1 Democratic State, and he won more than 30 percent of the New York City vote, despite a nearly 7-1 enrollment advantage for Democrats.

“His hard work and passion helped secure a number of key victories in down ballot races, and his future as a political leader is undeniable.

“The New York State Conservative Party garnered more than 300,000 votes and counting on its line in the governor’s race on Tuesday, and we are enormously grateful to New Yorkers of all parties who voted on our line.

“This is the highest number of votes on the Conservative line since 1998, and it easily surpasses Working Families Party totals, ensuring that line ‘C’ remains firmly in Conservative Party hands.”