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Gibson announces formation of exploratory committee

Feb 09, 2016 5:45 am

Patricia Doxsey is reporting in the Daily Freeman U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson announced Mon., Feb. 8, the creation of a formal committee to explore the possibility of a run for governor of New York. Gibson said he will make a final decision following the completion of his congressional term, at the end of the year. The announcement came as no surprise. The Kinderhook Republican said in early 2015 he would not seek re-election to Congress, but was considering instead a run for statewide office. In the statement released Monday, Gibson said it is clear that people across the state are looking for a new leader in Albany. “For too long, Governor Cuomo has led with fear, intimidation and bullying. New York has been embarrassed by corruption and lags behind in too many important categories. We can do better,” Gibson stated. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.