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Astorino expected to announce gubernatorial run

Astorino expected to announce gubernatorial run

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is set to announce if he will run for governor of New York

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is set to announce if he will run for governor of New York against Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year.

Astorino, a Republican, said on Twitter Tuesday that he will release a video Wednesday announcing his decision to challenge Cuomo, a Democrat, who is up for re-election this year.

“Announcing decision on whether to run for governor of NY in video news release Wednesday,” Astorino tweeted from his account, @RobAstorino. “Time and details to follow. Please stay tuned!”

Astorino was elected for a second term as county executive in November. He launched an “Astorino for Governor” campaign account last month. He has traveled the state over the past few weeks and has pushed back against several of Cuomo’s proposals in the 2014-15 state budget.

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