WATCH: Gov. Hochul announces state Sen. Benjamin as 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.