News

GOP governor candidate Astorino continues NY tour

GOP governor candidate Astorino continues NY tour

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced his campaign for governor of New York in a video announcement Wednesday.

EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is making more stops in upstate New York as he kicks off his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor.

Astorino began his campaign in the Bronx and Buffalo on Thursday, a day after announcing he was challenging Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s expected bid for re-election.

In Buffalo, he was joined by Republican Congressman Chris Collins of Clarence. The candidate met reporters at a biotechnology company owned by Collins.

Astorino’s campaign stops Friday include East Rochester, Syracuse and Albany, where his news conference is being held at the state Capitol.

Astorino says New York is losing jobs and residents under Cuomo’s leadership. He says 400,000 New Yorkers have fled the state in search of a better business climate and lower taxes.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Tubman, Anthony among frontrunners for new $10

Fresh
Money4

A town hall meeting was held in Seneca Falls with the U.S. Treasurer.

in Local

Cortland cops conduct stings for fake IDs

Fresh
Crime 3

The stings for fake IDs are part of an effort to curb underage drinking around the area.

in Local

IFD encourages students to be cautious at gorges

Photo Credit: Sara McCloskey

A 20-year-old man drowned in Second Dam this summer after jumping from a cliff into the water.

in National

Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

God Money

Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

in Sports

Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

serena

World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style.