RRepublican Lee Zeldin said he’s confident in the final days before the midterm elections that New York will transition to a red state and elect him as the state’s next governor.

Zeldin, who quit his congressional seat to challenge Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul, said he believed he could secure at least 30% of the Democratic vote.

“There are Democrats who feel like the party has gone too far to the left,” Zeldin told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday. “There are Democrats who want safe streets. They oppose congestion pricing. They oppose COVID vaccine mandates. There’s a reason New Yorkers head to Florida.

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Zeldin touted the freedom Floridians experienced under Governor Ron DeSantis.

“They see that Governor DeSantis in Florida respects freedom,” Zeldin said. “He canceled this tax on wallets, on security. He is someone who welcomes businesses, individuals and families to have an American dream there. The bad news for Governor Ron DeSantis is that he is about to lose his best real estate agent, who will be fired a week from today,” referring to Hochul.

DeSantis said the difference between current New York and Florida policies is that the taxpayer is not supported and respected.

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“I want all of our states to succeed,” DeSantis said. “The fact is, from crime to tax mismanagement to COVID restrictions, New Yorkers got it wrong. Lee Zeldin will be right. And I think it will be better for our country if he is elected governor.

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