Biden stumps for Hochul in New York ahead of ‘most important election in our lifetime’

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Around a thousand people gathered on the college’s south lawn to hear the president and governor speak. Zeldin took his campaign Sunday on a daylong flurry of rallies across upstate.

Biden’s visit — the first presidential appearance in Yonkers in nearly 50 years — wasn’t even the first time a president stumped for Hochul this weekend. On Saturday, former President Bill Clinton appeared alongside the governor in Brooklyn. The last-minute flood of heavyweights has signaled rising Democratic anxiety over losing one of the party’s long-established strongholds, where a Republican governor has not been elected since 2002.

Biden praised the records of Hochul and congressional Democrats, while painting Zeldin as a threat to progress in the state. He pointed to Hochul as a champion of gun safety and abortion rights, crediting her with improvements in the state’s infrastructure, expanded internet access, cleaner drinking water and multi-billion dollar investments from Micron and IBM in the state this year.

“This couldn’t have happened without your governor,” said Biden, who also visited both Micron and IBM in New York over the past month.

Republicans looked to the president’s Sunday appearance as a sign they are…