He has not made a public announcement yet, but less than a week after he told Republican leaders he is running for governor, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has the support of approximately 20 GOP county chairs.
Molinaro’s campaign rolled out more endorsements Friday, including the GOP chairs of Yates, Seneca and Schuyler Counties.
Trisha Turner, who chairs the Ontario County Republican Committee, announced her endorsement Thursday. All four local chairs had endorsed Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb for governor, but Kolb dropped out of the race in February.
Molinaro’s closest competitor is state Sen. John DeFrancisco, who entered the race in late January and has been endorsed by 17 GOP county chairs.