President Joe Biden was forced to make time to hit the campaign trail for Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul out in New York due to some extreme panic beginning to set in concerning whether or not she could lose her seat to her opponent Republican Lee Zeldin.
Biden set up a campaign event alongside Hochul for Sunday out in Yonkers, as explained via a report from WNYC radio’s Capitol Press Room. The event is just one of a few high-profile trips Biden has made solely for Hochul and this most recent rally that the New York Democrat has held with the leaders of her party. The event also takes place as reports of panic throughout Democrats that Hochul is now positioned in such a way that she may outright lose to Zeldin on Tuesday.
The officials for the Hochul campaign confirmed the event to The New York Times and Capitol Press Room. The event took place at 5 p.m. Sunday evening. Along with a few other party leaders, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was in attendance. The event was a rally for Get-out-the vote, which tried to rouse some enthusiasm across the gathered Democratic base.
Previously, Biden took part in an event back on the 27th of October to highlight the official opening of a large $100 million plant for the creation of semiconductors located in New York. The Sunday event puts a clean capstone onto a long event-filled week for the president, who hit the trail for Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and Senate candidate Val Demings in Miami Gardens on November 1. Then just two days later, he went over to New Mexico to campaign for currently struggling Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. This past Saturday, Biden chose to speak on behalf of both Democratic Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Senate candidate John Fetterman, as well.
Earlier this past week, both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Kamala Harris also went out to assist Hochul with a different get-out-the-vote rally for women in support of Hochul.
As explained by a recent report from CNN, many Democrats are hunkering down and getting ready for a possible loss, and are throwing the blame at New York City Mayor Eric Adams for “overhyping the issue” of crime and “playing into right-wing narratives” that spawn fear throughout New Yorkers. “He was an essential validator in the city to make their attacks seem more legit and less partisan,” explained an anonymous Democratic campaign operative to CNN.
“The concern over crime is real. It is acute,” explained New York Congressman Mondaire Jones. “But once this election is over, I hope people have an honest conversation about how Democrats like Eric Adams have validated a hysteria over crime that is uninformed and that has been debunked.”