SOURCES: Biden to campaign with Hochul

By Published On: November 4th, 2022Categories: Capitol Notes

President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit New York over the weekend to campaign with Gov. Kathy Hochul, according to two sources familiar with the plan.

The two Democratic executives are expected to meet up in Yonkers on Sunday as part of a get out the vote effort, which comes on the heels of campaign stops to New York by Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden. Democrats have been pulling out the big names of the party in recent weeks, including an appearance by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a radio advertisement by former President Barack Obama, as polls show Hochul is in a tighter than expected race with her Republican challenger, Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin.

Biden has made a handful of visits to New York this fall as part of major economic deals announced in the state, including plans for multi-billion dollar investment in the Syracuse suburbs.

Zeldin has been campaigning with his own high-profile backers in the closing days of the campaign, including Rep. Elise Stefanik, one of the top Republican congressional leaders, and former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard.

UPDATE: The event is scheduled for 5 pm in Yonkers, according to a media advisory from the Hochul campaign.