Democrats initially dismissed the idea that Trump-endorsed Lee Zeldin could become the Governor of New York, which is consistently one of the bluest states in the country.

Democrats currently hold nineteen of New York’s twenty-seven Congressional seats, supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature, and the Governorship.

A RealClearPolitics polling average showed incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul with a 12.4% lead in early October, which meant that she would cruise to re-election comfortably if the lead held.

With just a week left before the midterm elections, her lead has been cut in half.

Even better, a recent Trafalgar Group poll showed Zeldin and Hochul in a tie.

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Even if Zeldin were to lose the Governor’s race, losing by a narrow margin could help carry Republicans down the ballot to victory, netting Republicans state house, state senate, and Congressional seats.

Democratic politicians and strategists have started to panic as Zeldin has narrowed the race against Hochul.

WND Reports

Democrats are panicking that a Republican could win the governor’s seat in deep-blue New York for the first time since 2002 amid rising concerns about crime and the economy, according to the Hill.

The Democratic Governor’s Association set up a last-minute super PAC for Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul in an effort to help the suddenly faltering candidate win her race, according to The Hill. Her challenger, Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, has been climbing up in the polls and took an advantage over Hochul for the first time in a Monday poll.

“I’m worried, I think every Democrat should be worried,” Rich Azzopardi, founder and principal of Bulldog Strategies, told The Hill about the New York race. “People think crime is out of control. … Most Democrats have combatted that with stats showing that in fact that is not, but if people don’t feel physically safe or economically secure you can’t show them stats to talk their way out of it.”

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