Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected tomorrow to hold a rally with the Democratic candidates for county executive in Rockland, Orange and Westchester counties.
Noam Bramson, the Democratic candidate in Westchester, sent out an email to supporters this morning touting a victory rally tomorrow “with a very special guest.” The event will be held in Westchester.
Democratic candidate for Rockland County Executive David Fried and Roxanne Donnery, the Democratic candidate in Orange County, are also expected to get the Democratic governor’s backing at the event, which is a little over a week before the Nov. 5 election.
Cuomo typically endorses a slate of Democratic candidates for state or local offices each year.
In Westchester, though, Cuomo’s endorsement has added intrigue. Capital Tonight first reported this morning on Cuomo’s nod of Bramson, the New Rochelle mayor.
Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino is seeking a second term, and the Republican executive is considered a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2014, when Cuomo will seek re-election.
The Hudson Valley has increasingly become a battleground for statewide candidates, and Cuomo lives in New Castle, Westchester County.