ALBANY — The race to unseat Gov. Cuomo is getting one other contender — State Senate Deputy Majority Chief John DeFrancisco.
DeFrancisco, a Syracuse-area Republican, confirmed Monday that he’d filed paperwork with the Board of Elections to create a marketing campaign committee and can announce his bid grow to be the GOP candidate for governor at a press convention in Syracuse Tuesday afternoon.
“It is going to be robust however then once more I actually consider that persons are on the lookout for a change within the State of New York, whether or not you might be on the left or on the correct or firmly within the center,” DeFrancisco stated.
DeFrancisco turns into the third Republican to enter the race, becoming a member of Meeting GOP chief Brian Kolb and former Erie County Government Joel Giambra.
Cuomo, in the meantime, heads into the race with strong ballot numbers and $30.four million in his marketing campaign account. He shall be looking for a 3rd time period in November.
A Siena Faculty ballot earlier this month discovered 62% of registered voters in New York have a good opinion of Cuomo and 55% of voters had been ready to reelect him.
DeFrancisco, 71, stated the sagging upstate economic system and state spending shall be focal factors of his marketing campaign.
“I feel that when individuals see that there’s a candidate that could be a straight shooter and a candidate prepared to make arduous choices and name it like it’s somewhat than diverting each dangerous information to anyone else’s fault, I feel there may be going to be a momentum in the course of the course of the marketing campaign,” DeFrancisco stated.