Republican Marc Molinaro’s quiet push for the Republican gubernatorial nomination was trumpeted by his campaign in a fundraising email sent Sunday.
“He’s well on his way to locking up the nomination and taking the fight to Andrew Cuomo,” the email states. “We hope you will join Marc in his campaign and together, let’s give every New Yorker something to believe in!”
In the email, the campaign takes note of the major Republican county chairs who have endorsed Molinaro, tallying it up to more than 41 percent of the weighted vote.
Molinaro has received the backing of key county chairmen, including Erie and Suffolk county leaders Nick Langworthy and John Jay LaValle.
Molinaro is officially yet to declare publicly that he is running for
He is competing for the party’s official designation against Sen. John DeFrancisco, a Syracuse state lawmaker who entered the race in February and appeared to be the frontrunner after Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb ended his campaign.
But some Republican officials last month sought an alternative to DeFrancisco, whose voting record in Albany they questioned when it came to backing budgets submitted by Cuomo.