Hochul, in Brooklyn, steps into lion’s den of possible Democratic rivals

To win the gubernatorial election next year, Gov. Kathy Hochul likely will have to fend off a group of Brooklyn-based Democrats who are her political allies today but could be her opponents tomorrow.

Hochul stepped into a lion’s den of rivals Thursday morning when she joined Attorney General Letitia James, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams for a Democratic Party unity breakfast in Downtown Brooklyn. Some political experts view James, de Blasio and Williams as potential challengers in the 2022 gubernatorial primary.

“The problem [for Hochul] is people don’t know her, and there are too many people talking about running for governor that people already

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