Hochul fundraiser in Boston hosted by major builder is canceled

ALBANY (TNS) — Gov. Kathy Hochul was scheduled Wednesday to attend a campaign fundraiser in Massachusetts hosted by a Boston construction magnate who won a lucrative contract under the governor’s predecessor that raised questions for a rival bidder, according to people with knowledge of the event.

The governor’s public schedule indicated that she was traveling to Boston, but did not list the reason.

John Fish is chairman and CEO of Boston-based Suffolk Construction Company. Fish already gave the maximum donation to Hochul of $69,700 in December but, according to her campaign, was simply “hosting (Wednesday’s) event and inviting others in his network,” not donating more.

Hochul released an updated public schedule Wednesday stating she was in New York City “and will no longer travel to Boston.” A campaign spokesman said the reason was “scheduling complications.”

The fundraiser in Boston did not go ahead without Hochul, according to her campaign; whether it will occur in the future is “to be determined.”

Olean Times Herald

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