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Backed for 2nd term, Gov. Andrew Cuomo picks Congresswoman Kathy Hochul for lieutenant governor

Cuomo's pick is the only female candidate for

Cuomo's pick is the only female candidate for statewide office from a major party this year.

(AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul of Buffalo as his pick for lieutenant governor Wednesday as the state Democratic Party gathered on Long Island to endorse its candidates for the fall elections.

Cuomo called Hochul, the only female candidate for statewide office from a major party this year, "a person who knows the needs of western New York."

Hochul,...

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