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Watch: Gov. Hochul announces state Sen. Brian Benjamin as LG

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Gov. Kathy Hochul, and state Sen. Brian Benjamin, Hochul's choice for lieutenant governor

Gov. Kathy Hochul has selected state Sen. Brian Benjamin (D-Harlem) as her lieutenant governor. Benjamin becomes the second Black lieutenant governor in state history, following David Paterson, who become governor in 2008 following the resignation of Eliot Spitzer.

Hochul and Benjamin are holding an announcement in Harlem starting at 1 p.m. Watch live on the video player below. (Please refresh the page if it's after 1p.m. and you don't see the video player)