Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino will announce Wednesday whether he will seek the Republican nomination to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“Announcing decision on whether to run for governor of NY in video news release Wednesday,” Astorino tweeted. “Time and details to follow. Please Stay tuned!”
Astorino, who was elected to his second term in November, is widely expected by county-level Republican leaders to enter the race and take on Cuomo, who was voted governor in 2010. The Mount Pleasant Republican has been traveling the state since November, courting supporter from GOP chairmen and potential donors.
Last month, Astorino opened an “Astorino for Governor” campaign account, which allowed him to raise campaign funds at the higher limits set for statewide candidates.
The state Republican Party’s annual convention is scheduled for May in Astorino’s home county at the Hilton Westchester Hotel in Rye Brook.
(Journal News file photo by Peter Carr)