Astorino Releases First Statewide Television Ad

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino began airing his first TV ad last weekend, part of a seven-figure statewide ad buy. The 30-second spot blames Gov. Cuomo for the state’s economic challenges, including high taxes, uncertainty over jobs and the movement of people out of the state.

Pro-Astorino SuperPAC Begins Airing TV Ad

This week, Rescue New York, a pro-Astorino, group, began running its first television ad in different regions of the state. The ad criticizes Gov. Cuomo for his role in the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption.

Watch the ad here.

Grisanti to Stay in Race for Senate Seat

State Senator Mark Grisanti said last week that he will actively campaign for re-election on the Independence Party line following his loss in last week’s Republican primary. He faces the winner of the GOP primary, Kevin Stocker, Democrat Marc Panepinto and Conservative Tom Gallagher.

Unshackle Upstate does not concern itself with party labels – our agenda is to improve Upstate and its economy. We supported Senator Grisanti in his primary race, and we look forward to helping him win re-election in November.