“What’s next for Brian Benjamin? Analysts say he could still win after resignation”
Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute in the Maxwell School, was quoted in the WIVB (Buffalo) story “What’s next for Brian Benjamin? Analysts say he could still win after resignation.” Governor Hochul tapped Brian Benjamin to become Lieutenant Governor shortly after taking office in 2021, a choice many regarded as the Governor’s first major decision in office. Reeher, who studies American politics, explained how Benjamin’s recent resignation after being charged and arraigned in a federal bribery case will impact upcoming primaries. “It also opens up the lanes for some of the primary challengers that are going to be pushing on the ethics issue really hard now,” Reeher said.