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Incoming NY governor says she’s ready to lead

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks to supporters of Planned Parenthood, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks to supporters of Planned Parenthood, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she is prepared to lead after Gov. Andrew Cuomo steps down.

Hochul, who is set to take the reins of power in 13 days, gives her first public remarks a day after Cuomo’s announcement that he would step down rather than face a likely impeachment trial over allegations that he sexually harassed several women, including one who accused him of groping her breast.

“While it was not expected, it is a day for which I am prepared,” says Hochul, a western New York Democrat who has held multiple offices but is unfamiliar to many New Yorkers.

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