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As Zeldin Builds Momentum For N.Y. Republican Gov. Nomination, Astorino Tries To Keep Up

Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino speaking in Binghamton on Wednesday, July 22..
Jillian Forstadt
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WSKG
Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino speaking in Binghamton on Wednesday, July 22.

New York gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino is playing catchup across the state for Republican endorsements. He has the second-most donations of any GOP candidate other than eastern Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin.

But it’s not just that Zeldin has more money. He has the backing from most state GOP leaders.

Still, Astorino said it’s early in the campaign.

“I think we need to put this in perspective, the primary alone is just about 11 months away, and that’s a long time, so we’re all just starting,” Astorino said during a campaign stop in Binghamton.

Astorino said he’ll stay in the race until the end. He ran and lost against Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2014.

He’s also a former two-term Westchester County executive.