QUICK LINKS:

NY Senate leader sees Astorino run for governor

Created: 02/10/2014 12:52 PM WHEC.com

New York's Senate Republican leader says he believes Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino will run for governor and that incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo is vulnerable.

Sen. Dean Skelos says he believes Astorino will be their party's candidate and he appears to also have Conservative Party support.

The Long Island Republican also says Monday he isn't sure businessman and celebrity Donald Trump is serious about running, as Trump has suggested.

Running statewide for governor is "a huge task" and between Trump's television shows and other interests, he may be unable to devote the time.

Asked whether he thinks incumbent Democrat Cuomo is vulnerable, Skelos says that's true of everybody in politics and government.

The "Astorino for Governor" campaign committee was registered with the state Board of Elections last week.



News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.



Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 1:22 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 4:32 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Genesee
Expires: 11/26/2014 1:00 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Erie; Genesee; Wyoming
Expires: 11/24/2014 4:15 PM

High Wind Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Monroe; Niagara; Northern Erie; Orleans; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 12:00 AM

Wind Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Livingston; Northern Cayuga; Ontario; Wayne
Expires: 11/25/2014 4:00 AM

Rochester

Broken Clouds
49°
52° | 34°
  • Feels like: 47° F
  • Wind: ESE 6mph
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Mon Windy with times of sun and clouds
    64° | 42°
  • Tue Mostly cloudy and windy
    42° | 35°
  • Wed Afternoon snow showers
    39° | 29°
  • Thu Snow showers
    37° | 24°