Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin dropped by the Long Island Fall Festival Saturday, greeting an enthusiastic crowd of supporters, some of whom addressed him as Governor, while others urged him to “save our state.”
He walked along Prime Avenue, which was lined by festival booths, greeting people in the crowd and posing for photos with other elected Republicans, several retired Marines, the two chairmen of the festival, and several vendors. Some of his supporters carried flags bearing his name, while others shouted his name; one man in the crowd pleaded quietly for him to “Just do it, Governor. Just do it.”
The congressman was accompanied by Alison Esposito, who is running for lieutenant govenor.
Among the Republicans who greeted him were Town Supervisor Ed Smyth, Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy, Town Clerk Andrew Raia, Town Councilman Sal Ferro, State Sen. Mario Mattera, who pointed out to the crowd that he was the first senator to endorse Zeldin, Huntington party chairman Tom McNally and state assembly candidate Aamir Sultan.