Rob Astorino http://waer.org en Gov. Cuomo Accepts Nomination to Seek 2nd Term with New Running Mate http://waer.org/post/gov-cuomo-accepts-nomination-seek-2nd-term-new-running-mate <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 14pt;">Governor Cuomo was nominated to run for a second term, along with his freshly chosen running mate, former Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul.</div><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:04:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 18637 at http://waer.org Gov. Cuomo Accepts Nomination to Seek 2nd Term with New Running Mate Gov. Cuomo Chooses WNYer, SU Alum, for Running Mate; Still Faces Potential Trouble from the Left http://waer.org/post/gov-cuomo-chooses-wnyer-su-alum-running-mate-still-faces-potential-trouble-left <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed his choice for lieutenant governor via a video address to delegates at the Democratic State Party convention on Long Island. &nbsp; The announcement of former Western New York Congresswoman Kathy </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comes as a new poll Cuomo continues to face a threat from some in the left wing of his party.</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Cuomo will not actually attend the convention until the day of his own nomination, but he did record a message announcing his choice of </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for a running mate.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cuomo says </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a person “who knows the needs of Upstate New York” and “the particular needs of Western New York”.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a scripted delivery </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talked up Buffalo and credited Cuomo.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>“In my home town of Buffalo, we have seen an economic recovery that many politicians promised, but only Governor Cuomo was able to deliver,”</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;Hochul said. &nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cuomo lost in the Buffalo region in 2010, so the choice of </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was also Erie County Clerk, can help him there, as well as appeal to women statewide. &nbsp;</span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, like Cuomo, is considered a moderate Democrat.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:04:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 18584 at http://waer.org Gov. Cuomo Chooses WNYer, SU Alum, for Running Mate; Still Faces Potential Trouble from the Left Astorino, Moss Nominated for GOP Gubernatorial Ticket http://waer.org/post/astorino-moss-nominated-gop-gubernatorial-ticket <div>Rob Astorino accepted the Republican nomination for Governor at the state party convention in Westchester, saying Governor Cuomo hasn’t live up to his promises to improve the state.</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He was nominated in his home county of Westchester, where he is the County Executive. &nbsp;He painted a grim picture of the state, saying New York is </span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> out of the 50 states in high taxes, economic outlook, and corruption. And he blames it all on bad government.</span></p><div><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“What have our politicians done? They’ve nearly ruined a once great state,” </span></em>Astorino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said.</span><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> “The statistics scream incompetence.”&nbsp;</span></em></div><p>Astorino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says Governor Cuomo has failed to deliver on promises to bring the state back, and the GOP nominee says now it should be his turn to try. &nbsp;</span>Astorino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he knows the state can’t immediately be number on in attracting business, but could perhaps become the most competitive state in the Northeast. &nbsp;He says he would repeal the gun control laws known as the SAFE Act, and championed by Cuomo, and get rid of the new national Common Core educational standards.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:56:58 +0000 Karen DeWitt 18282 at http://waer.org Astorino, Moss Nominated for GOP Gubernatorial Ticket GOP Pick for Lieutenant Governor is SAFE Act Opponent http://waer.org/post/gop-pick-lieutenant-governor-safe-act-opponent <div>GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino says his choice for a Lieutenant Governor running mate will be the Chemung County Sheriff, Chris Moss, an avid opponent of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun control laws.</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Moss, who would be the first &nbsp;African American the state GOP would pick for Lieutenant Governor, is head of the New York State Sheriffs' Association. Tue, 13 May 2014 22:22:01 +0000 Karen DeWitt 18194 at http://waer.org GOP Pick for Lieutenant Governor is SAFE Act Opponent GOP Hopeful for Governor Visits Syracuse, Slams Cuomo Record and Policies http://waer.org/post/gop-hopeful-governor-visits-syracuse-slams-cuomo-record-and-policies <p>The newly minted G-O-P hopeful for governor made clear distinctions between himself and Governor Cuomo in a visit to Syracuse today.&nbsp; <a href="http://robastorino.com/">Rob Astorino entered the race Wednesday.</a>&nbsp; He believes most people would come to the conclusion that New York is ‘losing.’</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:34:46 +0000 Chris Bolt 15189 at http://waer.org GOP Hopeful for Governor Visits Syracuse, Slams Cuomo Record and Policies