ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a televised debate, four Republican candidates for New York governor pledged to undo years of one-party rule by Democrats and focus on battling crime. The field includes U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, businessman Harry Wilson and Andrew Giuliani, the son of New York City’s former mayor. It’s an uphill battle for Republicans vying for the governor’s office in New York, where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by more than 2 to 1. Monday night’s debate comes with two weeks to go until the state’s primary election.
Photo: Suffolk County Congressman Lee Zeldin, second from right, gets makeup as he joins former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, far left, businessman Harry Wilson, second from left, and Andrew Giuliani, far right, son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, for New York’s Republican gubernatorial debate at the studios of CBS2 TV, Monday, June 13, 2022, in New York. Giuliani participated via virtual broadcast after he was blocked from the studios for not meeting vaccine requirements. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)