US Rep. Lee Zeldin won the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday, while Gov. Kathy Hochul easily captured the Democratic nomination.
Zeldin defeated a full roster of Republican opponents: Rob Astorino, a former Westchester County executive, Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, and businessman Harry Wilson.
Both winners swept up voters in Suffolk County, with Hochul taking about 67 percent of the vote to challenger US Rep. Tom Suozzi’s 23 percent, according to unofficial results from the state Board of Elections.
Zeldin took about 75 percent of the Republican vote in Suffolk, obliterating his closest challenger, Giuliani, who gained about 14 percent.
Hochul and Zeldin will meet in the Nov. 8 general election.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Delgado won the Democratic nomination. The Republican candidate is Alison Esposito. She was not on Tuesday’s ballot because there were no competitors.