Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro was chosen as the Republican candidate for Governor at Wednesday’s opening session of the GOP nominating convention in Manhattan. The 42-year old said in his acceptance speech he would take on corruption and special interests in Albany while working for New Yorkers of every political affiliation.
Meanwhile, former gubernatorial candidate and Auburn native Joe Holland is seeking the nomination for State Attorney General. Holland has growing support from County Chairs, including Cayuga County GOP chair Cherl Heary.
Heary tells Finger Lakes News Radio he made the right decision to change course.
She adds Holland has the mindset to effectively run the office.
Sheriff David Gould says Holland would do more than clean up the Attorney General’s office.
The vote for the Attorney General and Comptroller nominations will be held later on Thursday.
Democrats are also holding their state convention in New York City. On Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo was nominated to run for a 3rd term. Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon received less than 5% of the nominating votes.