Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino endorsed Republican Dr. Nan Hayworth in her run for Congress against Rep. John Hall, D-Dover Plains. From the Hayworth campaign:
“We have right now, in Washington and Albany, a train wreck,” Astorino said Thursday with Hayworth and other Republican candidates at his side. “The politics in Washington, the politics in Albany, are destroying the dreams of a lot of people. We have a chance in five days to change that.”
Astorino, also a Republican, upset a long-time incumbent to take over the county executive’s job. Many believe that his election was a portent of greater Republicans wins across New York, after years in which the trend was headed the other way. Across the state, the 19th seat is emblematic as one of those that could shift and help Republicans regain the majority in the House.
Today, several of Hayworth’s former patients came out to support her. She is a a retired ophthalmologist.