Canandaigua Assemblyman Brian Kolb ends campaign for Governor

Canandaigua Assemblyman Brian Kolb ends campaign for Governor

February 09, 2018 07:17 PM

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb announced he's ending his run for governor on Friday.

The Republican lawmaker from Canandaigua announced just two months ago that he was seeking state's top job.

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Kolb released this statement late Friday afternoon:

"As I left my home before dawn this morning, saying goodbye to my incredible wife, I knew that I'd be spending the next week, the week after, and every week for at least the next nine months on the road, away from my loving family. That moment helped put what is truly important in life back into perspective."

"I will continue to serve the people of New York as Assembly Leader and look forward to continuing to fight for lower taxes, good jobs for New York families, and an end to the corruption in the Cuomo administration."

POLITICO reported Friday night, citing some Republican party officials, that there was fear that a sexual harassment claim could emerge against Kolb's office. Kolb has denied that in the past.


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