Poll: Cuomo Would Defeat Astorino, Trump


According to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday, Gov. Cuomo holds a 59%-28% favorability rating, and would easily defeat either of his potential Republican opponents. The poll shows Cuomo beating Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino by a 58%-24% margin, and Donald Trump 63%-26%.


Conservative Party Heads Says He Will Back Astorino


On Monday, state Conservative Party chairman Mike Long said that he will support Westchester County Rob Astorino for Governor.  He also said that he hopes that Carl Paladino, who lost to Gov. Cuomo in 2010, will support Astorino.


North Country Democrats Choose Congressional Candidate


The Democratic chairs in the state’s 21st Congressional District have selected documentary filmmaker and political newcomer Aaron Woolf as their candidate to succeed Congressman Bill Owens, which is not running for re-election.  Woolf is from Essex County.