As not too long ago as March 2021, Reed has been a frontrunner for the GOP nomination within the 2022 gubernatorial race. However after he confronted allegations of sexual misconduct, he introduced he would quickly finish his political profession.
Punchbowl Information reported that Reed is becoming a member of lobbying agency Prime Coverage Group.
Reed’s resignation come every week after Rep. Antonio Delgado introduced plans to resign to grow to be Gov. Kathy Hochul’s lieutenant governor.
Beneath a regulation that was enacted in 2021, governors are actually obligated to name particular elections at any time when a member of congress leaves workplace earlier than July 1 in an election yr. They’ve 10 days to concern a proclamation calling a contest to be held 70 to 80 days later.
If Hochul receives formal notification of Reed’s departure on Wednesday, that will place the date for a particular for his seat someplace between July 20 and Aug. 8. New York is at present slated to carry a few of its primaries on June 28, and others – together with these for 26 the yet-to-redrawn congressional seats — on Aug. 23.
Delgado has not but introduced a date of departure, however it’s anticipated to occur “by the top of the month,” Hochul’s workplace mentioned.
If that date occurs to be on Might 25 or later, then the particular for his seat could possibly be held to coincide with the August main.
Each Delgado’s Hudson Valley district and Reed’s Southern Tier seat face unsure futures as new maps are being drawn in Steuben County (which, coincidentally, is a part of Reed’s district).
After a lot of GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney’s district was merged with Delgado’s in strains drawn by Democrats earlier this yr, she introduced plans to run within the seat being vacated by Reed. However there’s nonetheless an opportunity that Tenney’s seat might survive the method that began after the courts tossed the Democratic strains.
In his transient speech on the Home ground, Reed warned of “extremism” within the nation’s politics.
“It’s time for petty political posturing to finish,” he mentioned.