Westchester County Executive
Westchester County Executive and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino was taken to task Monday for a quote that seemed to compare Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a “mafia boss.”
A new poll of likely New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continuing his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, still largely unknown statewide.
The campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino announced Monday that it has raised $3.4 million in the past six months, but Astorino remained significantly behind Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo.
Rob Astorino announced Tuesday in a video that Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss is his pick to run for lieutenant governor. Moss is an outspoken critic of the tougher gun laws championed last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Astorino, 46, said he smoked pot when he was a college student, but noted he graduated nearly 25 years ago. He added he is against legalizing pot for recreational use.
High-profile Republicans and Cardinal Timothy Dolan are among those calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo to apologize for “divisive” comments about “extreme conservatives.”
With 41-percent of precincts reporting Astorino had 54-percent of the vote, Bramson came up short with 46-percent. Early worries for the Astorino camp faded as numbers began to come in and solidly Democratic precincts gave him an edge.
Westchester County executive candidates Rob Astorino and Noam Bramson got confrontational in their debate Wednesday night.
The race for Westchester County executive have gotten ugly, with Tea Party conservative challenger Kurt Colucci now taking heat from incumbent Rob Astorino’s campaign over Nazi images posted to the Web by Colucci’s father.