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Molinaro claims GOP nomination

Apr 27, 2018 12:31 pm
Michael Gormley reports in Newsday that Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said April 26 that he will get the Republican nomination for governor through the endorsements of county chairpersons. That came after Sen. John DeFrancisco suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination. Molinaro’s campaign says he has 82.3 percent of the weighted votes of county Republican chairs for the vote for the nominee at the Republican's May convention. “I know what it’s like to struggle in the state of New York,” Molinaro said April 26. “And I may be an unconventional candidate . . . someone who is willing to put ideology and partisanship aside to solve problems.” The campaign for Democrat Andrew Cuomo, the incumbent governor, was ready with a response. “Marc Molinaro’s pro-NRA, anti-LGBTQ, anti-woman campaign speaks to the sad state of the NY GOP,” said Cuomo campaign spokesperson Abbey Fashouer. “Their only ‘success story’ in recent memory is Donald Trump — who is punishing New Yorkers by raising our taxes, terrorizing immigrant communities, and rolling back critical environmental protections.” Read the full story in Newsday.