Governor Kathy Hochul gives the Jeopardy contestant another chance to get a clue

New York Governor Kathy Hochul told Ben Walthall that there are no hard feelings.Mary Altaffer / The Associated Press

A New York resident who was hit by one Danger The question of his state’s governor got a do-over Friday and joined Governor Kathy Hochul’s virtual COVID-19 briefing to tell her he knows who she is now.

“Here in New York, we actually believe in another chance,” Hochul said before introducing Ben Walthall, the Brooklyn resident who failed to boom on the track, “In 2021, she became the first female governor of the state of New York. “

The clue was read again Friday by a Hochul staffer who first said “first female president” and then corrected himself to “governor of the state of New York.” Mr. Walthall correctly answered, “Who is Kathy Hochul?”

None of the participants in the section sent on Wednesday answered the question of Ms. Hochul, even Amy Schneider, Danger juggernaut, who had won 22 games in a row by Thursday’s broadcast.

Mr. Walthall told Ms. Hochul that his episode was filmed “a few months ago, just when you took office, so that’s part of the reason I may have been sitting out with that question.”

Ms. Hochul, the former lieutenant governor, took over as governor in August when Democrat Andrew Cuomo resigned over allegations of sexual abuse. ONE Danger spokesman said Wednesday’s episode was filmed on October 12.

Mr. Walthall said he grew up in Massachusetts but has lived in New York for 11 years. He said his girlfriend is an elementary school teacher in New York, and he thanked Ms. Hochul for her efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccinations among eligible children. “It’s really important to keep both teachers and children safe,” he said. Walthall, “so I certainly appreciate everything you do there.”

Ms. Hochul told Mr. Walthall that there are no hard feelings. “I do not have a long memory,” she said, “so we are well.”

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