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WBEN NewsRadio 930>Audio & Video on Demand>>NYS Democratic Convention Starts - Jeremy Zellner

NYS Democratic Convention Starts - Jeremy Zellner

May 20, 2014|

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Let's go live to Belleville on Long Island the side of the state Democratic Convention and check in with. Erie county Democratic Party chairman Jeremy Zeller Jeremy good morning. Good morning Susan -- got Gloria. Great thanks for the time this is starting today but. How you get the excitement going for this convention when there is really no suspense. And when the incumbent governor is running away with the polls. Well play I think a lot of Democrats are excited because of the results that are governor has brought to our community specifically but we also have the rest of the ticket as well with our attorney general and our control we look forward to hearing from them this week to. Okay now lieutenant governor and you guys have done a great job in keeping all those big secret is there any chance Jeremy -- -- any chance at all. When the governor announces his choice. That it will not be any of the names that have been circulating is there any chance of that. Certainly I mean there's been a lot of names circulating and at this point you don't nobody really knows what's going to be there's a lot of speculation and -- he could go outside the box so it took find somebody that nobody's really taking -- How long does the governor keep the secret from people like you the chairman of the the in of the executive committees across the state and the counties. Well I suspect once we get to melt so I'm I'm on my way there are so currently I'm not there yet but once we get there -- we have not several different caucuses and by then I'm sure that this will be getting out and we will all get together to support for. Hey Jeremy Jimmy feel kind this morning from capitol New York is tweeting. On the lieutenant governor speculation. He's saying it's not going to be Byron brown or -- how local but instead that Cuomo aides have vetted. Cesar -- is who's currently the secretary of state and in Cuomo's cabinet. Why would he be a good choice. Well I think he brings it could ethnic balance to the -- I think he's a good certainly he's proven himself as secretary of state. He's he's really a statewide official already. And so I think his strengths. Aren't that you -- some strong government experience statewide. And I'm obviously close with the governor and -- what the governor is really looking for someone to bring his massive -- throughout the state so we need an energetic person -- -- -- Jeremy the governor of course is going to be nominated once we get the name of the lieutenant governor. There is attorney general controller you mentioned earlier will let anything else to make news under the convention besides all that. I don't think so I think we're gonna come out of the convention very strong I think the Republican message statewide it is it is just flawed I think we saw that this weekend with their candidate coming here and kind of bashing the multiple billion. And I think we're a strong opposition to take all three seats and hold onto those seats. There's been some speculation that a big name could appear at the convention this week any hints may be. Bill or Hillary Clinton. I'll tell you that would really get everybody got their feet and are ready to go out work out there will be wonderful we saw that if you remember in 2006 and we had a convention here -- -- Also president and mrs. Clinton more -- here it was a it was really exciting time. -- we thank you for the time this morning. Thank you can't thank you are -- have a good week that's -- Stoner he's chairman of Erie county's Democratic Party on his way to -- Melville Long Island for the state Democratic Convention.

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