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Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for governor of New York, was attacked Thursday during a campaign stoppage near Rochester in Monroe County, according to a report.
Zeldin, who is also a sitting U.S. congressman, was making a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Perinton on Thursday night when a man jumped onstage and started screaming before wrestling with Zeldin and pulling out a knife, WROC-TV reported. . citing multiple witnesses who spoke to the news station.
According to the WROC, the suspect was detained by AMVETS National Director Joe Chennelly. Chennelly is running for a state assembly seat that represents the eastern side of Monroe County.
A witness who was with Zeldin said the candidate was not injured and took the stage again after the incident, the outlet reported.
Zeldin, who defeated three other Republicans last month to grab the GOP nomination in the governor’s race in a primaries, will face Democratic incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul in November.
A call for information from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately answered.
NY GOP governor candidate Lee Zeldin attacked during campaign stop near Rochester – The US Express News
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