Speak Out: Astorino's Bid for NY Governor

Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino kicked off his campaign for governor with a YouTube video—and a call to stanch the flow of people and businesses leaving New York.

He highlighted a lot of non-New York places first. 

"This is where New Yorkers are moving to escape the crazy cost of living and killer property taxes,” he said.

"As a state, are we winning or are we losing today?...If New York is losing, and all the evidence says it is, we need to make a change," he said. "We have the highest taxes in the country, the worst business climate, the most corrupt government and the second-highest electric rates anywhere....more than 400,000 New Yorkers have thrown in the towel and left for a lower cost of living or job opportunities elsewhere."

Astorino is the only Republican so far to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He won a second term as Westchester's County Executive in November—with 55 percent of the vote in a strongly Democratic county.

New York is last in almost every category, but it doesn't have to stay there, he said. 

"Over the next nine months, I'm going to have a conversation with every New Yorker," he said.

See more on the Astorino for Governor website and take our thoroughly unscientific poll. 
jo March 06, 2014 at 01:11 PM
not my facts Issy.. listened to a report on the radio... I know of a lot of out or work woman myself.. can't find full time jobs. cause there are NONE.. fine for those at the highest level..but again.. ..for the middle class it stinks.....
jo March 06, 2014 at 01:12 PM
BTW Issy check the number of jobs created by Hillary in upstate NY... where the unemployment is high for both men and woman..
Rob T March 06, 2014 at 01:24 PM
Jo...Only thing Hillary ever did was pander to New Square to trade pardons for votes
jo March 06, 2014 at 01:26 PM
Rob..glad you have clear vision of her... so many don't.. and they call themselves informed voters... lmao
New York Patriot March 06, 2014 at 06:16 PM
ISSY drank ALL the Kool-Aid!! ISSY, you have to leave some Kool-Aid for the other Liberals to drink too. And anyone who isn't absolutely sure the Clintons (BOTH) are evil should spend some time at these links: http://thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/05/09/they-came-they-murdered-they-covered-it-up/ http://patriotpost.us/pages/72 http://earlcallaway.com/corpsecount.html Happy reading!!


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