Westchester Pol Launches Bid for Governor

Robert Astorino is the only Republican so far to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino kicked off his campaign for governor with a YouTube video—and a call to stanch the flow of people and businesses leaving New York.

He highlighted a lot of non-New York places first. 

"This is where New Yorkers are moving to escape the crazy cost of living and killer property taxes,” he said.

"As a state, are we winning or are we losing today?...If New York is losing, and all the evidence says it is, we need to make a change," he said. "We have the highest taxes in the country, the worst business climate, the most corrupt government and the second-highest electric rates anywhere....more than 400,000 New Yorkers have thrown in the towel and left for a lower cost of living or job opportunities elsewhere."

Astorino is the only Republican so far to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He won a second term as Westchester's County Executive in November—with 55 percent of the vote in a strongly Democratic county.

New York is last in almost every category, but it doesn't have to stay there, he said. 

"Over the next nine months, I'm going to have a conversation with every New Yorker," he said.

See more on the Astorino for Governor website and take our thoroughly unscientific poll. 
Patchogue Snoop March 11, 2014 at 06:54 PM
Sick another brainless wonder getting richer on our dime.
Tideline March 13, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Rob Astorino wants TERM Limits, yet another reason to vote for him. http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2014-03-11-87127.113122-Astorino-outlines-platform-differentiates-himself-from-Cuomo.html And no more Common Core.
monkey lewis March 15, 2014 at 05:02 AM
Andy says leave his state if you don't love abortions and gays
ed March 16, 2014 at 02:30 PM
We had MAJOR gas shortages and lines in Long Island after Hurricane Sandy. Like him or not, Gov. Christie initiated odd/even days in NJ and the shortage ended. A few days later King Andy copied Gov. Christie and our lines also went away. We need leadership, not wealthy copy cats who act like a king. I luv NY, but I don't luv King Andy. Also we need term limits in both the NY & Federal senate/house.
Patchogue Snoop March 26, 2014 at 07:54 PM
He doesn't stand a chance unless he sells his soul to the Public Sector Union thieves.


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