POUGHKEEPSIE – A statement issued by the leader of the Dutchess County Republican Committee has hinted that County Executive Marcus Molinaro is considering a second run against Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2022. Molinaro, a Republican, challenged Cuomo in 2018. Cuomo captured 59 percent of the vote and was re-elected to his third term as governor.
The New York State Republican Committee, led by Chairman Nick Langworthy, has been rejuvenated since the 2018 elections. The chairman took the reins of the party in July of 2019 and immediately vowed to field a candidate to defeat Cuomo in 2022. “Our Chairman knows what is at stake and has made it his mission to make New York great again. “said Dutchess County Republican Chairman Michael McCormack.
Hinting at a second battle between Molinaro and Cuomo, McCormack said, “There are already great candidates in Congressman Lee Zeldin, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and Andrew Giuliani who have come out seeking the nomination. He added, “I would imagine there are other candidates who may throw their hat in the ring. I know that our County Executive in Dutchess County, Marcus Molinaro, is considering the run for the position.”
Touting Molinaro’s efforts in 2018, McCormack said, “As we have seen, Marc is a great candidate, who did a wonderful job last time against our current Governor. He would be an incredible governor.”