Brian Kolb tackling misconduct accusations over race for governor

February 10, 2018 11:21 PM

New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb of Canandaigua is taking on rumors that accusations of misconduct could be a factor in his decision to drop out of the race for governor.

Kolb to the surprise of many ended his candidacy on Friday after announcing the run in December.

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The 65-year-old Rochester native was considered the favorite for the GOP nomination.

Rumors circulated around his campaign as his name was attached to a civil court case 14-years ago where the chamber's former counsel was accused of sexual misconduct by a former female assembly aide.

Kolb denies that he was in any way involved at that the rumors had anything to do with his decision to drop out of his campaign.


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