Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin is calling on two governors who have national name recognition — Florida's Ron DeSantis and Virginia's Glenn Youngkin — as he also seeks to boost turnout among Republican faithful. 

Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul next week is set to reportedly appear at a rally with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, drawing on a prominent party ally in the final days of the campaign. 

The events come as both candidates are locked in what appears to be an increasingly competitive race for New York governor, an office that was last occupied by a Republican 15 years ago in a deeply Democratic state. 

Clinton's planned rally for next week, as reported by City & State, will also feature prominent statewide Democrats who are also running for re-election this year. 

Further down the ballot, First Lady Jill Biden is set to come to New York next week to appear with two Democrats in battleground House races: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in the Hudson Valley and candidate Robert Zimmerman on Long Island. 

Youngkin, first elected a year ago after defeating Democratic former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, will appear with Zeldin at a rally in Westchester County. DeSantis, considered a potential presidential candidate in 2024, will appear with Zeldin on Saturday in Hauppauge on Long Island, according to his campaign.  

On Twitter, the Hochul campaign highlighted a video of Youngkin earlier in the day referencing the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In the clip, Youngkin says there's no room for violence in politics, but adds Pelosi will sent "home to be with home in California" because of expected Democratic losses in Congress. 

"Ron DeSantis and Glenn Youngkin are prime examples of far-right Republicans who have worked to roll back abortion rights and bring more guns into their communities. Lee Zeldin is cut from the same extremist cloth," Hochul's campaign said in a statement. "If elected, Zeldin has promised to follow the same blueprint for revoking our rights and making our streets less safe."

It was not that long ago that a Republican candidate for governor of New York could be spurned by national figures. In 2014, then-GOP nominee for governor Rob Astorino tried and failed to get assistance from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the head of the Republican Governors Association.

That help never came for Astorino, who lost to Democrat Andrew Cuomo that year.