Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s latest swing through upstate New York took him to the Southern Tier today, where he met with Republican leaders in Binghamton and is slated to swing west later in the evening.
Astorino, a Republican who has been weighing a challenge to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year, will head to Oswego County for “meet and greets” tonight to Syracuse tomorrow, where he’ll meet with party officials potential campaign donors, spokeswoman Jessica Proud said.
Among those who met with Astorino today were Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and Tioga County Republican Chairman Don Leonard, according to Proud.
Astorino has been traveling the state in recent weeks, meeting with party leaders in Buffalo and Albany as well as congressional representatives in Washington. He’s scheduled to attend a party fundraiser next week in Albany, where he’ll also attend a meeting of the state GOP’s executive committee, state Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox said today.
Late last week, Astorino attended a party fundraiser on Long Island.
The county executive, who was elected to a second term in November, has said he will decide whether to run in the next 60 days. He’s been supported by Cox, who this morning touted Astorino’s potential candidacy while urging celebrity billionaire Donald Trump to prove his interest in a run of his own.
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