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(Reuters) – Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as governor of New York after a series of sexual misconduct accusations has turned a spotlight on his lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, who will become the first woman to lead the state in its 233-year history. Hochul, a former Democratic congresswoman who has served as lieutenant governor since 2015, will take over from Cuomo until his third four-year term in office ends in December 2022. Here are some facts about the 62-year-old Hochul: — Cuomo asked Hochul, a rising star in the Democratic Party, to join the gubernatorial ticket in 2014 after the the…

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